Nuttall oak

noun
variants: or Nuttall's oak

Definition of Nuttall oak

: a large tree (Quercus nuttallii) of Missouri, Mississippi, and Texas having dark brownish gray bark and a nut with a thin-walled cup that has cinereous-puberulent scales

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History and Etymology for Nuttall oak

after Thomas Nuttall †1859 American botanist and ornithologist

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“Nuttall oak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nuttall%20oak. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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