silk oak

noun

: any of various Australian timber trees (especially genus Grevillea) of the protea family that have mottled wood used in cabinetmaking and veneering

called also silky oak

Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of silk oak was in 1866

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“Silk oak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silk%20oak. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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