black oak

noun

1
: any of several American oaks having dark bark or foliage (such as blackjack or scarlet oak)
especially : a large timber tree (Quercus velutina) of the eastern and central U.S. that has foliage resembling that of the red oak and a yellow inner bark that is used for tanning

called also quercitron

2
Australia : she-oak sense 1

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“Black oak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20oak. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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black oak

noun
: a large timber tree of the central and eastern U.S. with a yellow inner bark used for tanning
also : any of several other North American oaks
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