durmast oak

noun
dur·​mast oak | \ ˈdər-ˌmast- How to pronounce durmast oak (audio) \

Definition of durmast oak

: a European oak (Quercus petraea) valued especially for its dark heavy tough elastic wood and for its tannin-rich bark

First Known Use of durmast oak

1791, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for durmast oak

perhaps alteration of dun mast, from dun entry 1 + mast

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“Durmast oak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/durmast%20oak. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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