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oak

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noun \ˈōk\

Simple Definition of oak

  • : a type of tree that grows in northern parts of the world and that produces acorns

  • : the wood of an oak tree

Full Definition of oak

plural oaks or oak

  1. 1 a :  any of a genus (Quercus) of trees or shrubs of the beech family that produce acorns; also :  any of various plants related to or resembling the oaks b :  the tough hard durable wood of an oak tree

  2. 2 :  the leaves of an oak used as decoration

oak·en play \ˈō-kən\ adjective

Examples of oak

  1. Tall oaks line the street.

  2. The table is solid oak.

  3. The cabinets are made of oak.



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Origin of oak

Middle English ook, from Old English āc; akin to Old High German eih oak and perhaps to Greek aigilōps, a kind of oak


First Known Use: before 12th century



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