Shumard oak

noun Shu·mard oak \(ˈ)shü¦märd-\
variants: less commonly

Shumard red oak

Definition of Shumard oak

  1. :  a large red oak (Quercus shumardii) of the southern and eastern U.S. that grows chiefly over limestone and has dark shiny elliptical leaves divided into 7 to 9 lobes, medium to very large acorns, and coarse-grained wood of medium hardness and weight

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Origin and Etymology of shumard oak

after Benjamin F. Shumard †1869 American geologist


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