English oak

noun

Definition of English oak

1a : a medium-sized to large tree (Quercus robur) having glabrous leaves with very short petioles and rounded lobes
b : the strong durable hard straight-grained wood of this tree that is used in structural work and cabinetwork and tends to darken with prolonged exposure from pale yellowish brown almost to black
2 : a moderate brown that is paler and slightly yellower than bay, lighter than auburn, and redder, lighter, and slightly stronger than chestnut brown

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History and Etymology for English oak

Middle English english oke, from English entry 1 + oke, ook oak

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“English oak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/English%20oak. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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