bur oak

noun

Definition of bur oak 

: a usually large oak (Quercus macrocarpa) of eastern North America having oval acorns enclosed in a fringed cap and tough close-grained wood

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The best tall-growing trees would be Shumard red oak, bur oak, Chinese pistachio and cedar elm. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, "Once vincas succumb to fungus, that bed is dead to them," 22 June 2018 The best tall-growing trees would be Shumard red oak, bur oak, Chinese pistachio and cedar elm. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, "Once vincas succumb to fungus, that bed is dead to them," 22 June 2018 The best tall-growing trees would be Shumard red oak, bur oak, Chinese pistachio and cedar elm. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, "Once vincas succumb to fungus, that bed is dead to them," 22 June 2018 The best tall-growing trees would be Shumard red oak, bur oak, Chinese pistachio and cedar elm. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, "Once vincas succumb to fungus, that bed is dead to them," 22 June 2018 The best tall-growing trees would be Shumard red oak, bur oak, Chinese pistachio and cedar elm. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, "Once vincas succumb to fungus, that bed is dead to them," 22 June 2018 The best tall-growing trees would be Shumard red oak, bur oak, Chinese pistachio and cedar elm. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, "Once vincas succumb to fungus, that bed is dead to them," 22 June 2018 The best tall-growing trees would be Shumard red oak, bur oak, Chinese pistachio and cedar elm. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, "Once vincas succumb to fungus, that bed is dead to them," 22 June 2018 The best tall-growing trees would be Shumard red oak, bur oak, Chinese pistachio and cedar elm. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, "Once vincas succumb to fungus, that bed is dead to them," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of bur oak

1815, in the meaning defined above

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