Shumard oak

noun
Shu·​mard oak | \ (ˈ)shü¦märd- \
variants: or less commonly Shumard red oak

Definition of Shumard oak

: a large red oak (Quercus shumardii) of the southern and eastern U.S. that grows chiefly over limestone and has dark shiny elliptical leaves divided into 7 to 9 lobes, medium to very large acorns, and coarse-grained wood of medium hardness and weight

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History and Etymology for Shumard oak

after Benjamin F. Shumard †1869 American geologist

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“Shumard oak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shumard%20oak. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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