durmast oak


dur·​mast oak ˈdər-ˌmast- How to pronounce durmast oak (audio)
: a European oak (Quercus petraea) valued especially for its dark heavy tough elastic wood and for its tannin-rich bark

Word History


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

First Known Use

1791, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of durmast oak was in 1791

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“Durmast oak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/durmast%20oak. Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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