English oak

noun

Definition of English oak

  1. 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. 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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Origin and Etymology of english oak

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


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