overcup oak

noun

: any of several oaks (as the bur oak) having the acorn deeply immersed in the cup
especially : a timber tree (Quercus lyrata) of the southern U.S. that has pale scaly bark and lyrate leaves

Word History

Etymology

overcup from over entry 3 + cup, noun

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“Overcup oak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overcup%20oak. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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