turkey oak


: a small oak (Quercus laevis) of the southeastern U.S.
also : a Eurasian oak (Q. cerris)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The uplands environment was previously used for citrus groves and is now in the process of returning to a natural environment with sandhill, longleaf pine and turkey oak trees. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, 19 Feb. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1709, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of turkey oak was in 1709

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“Turkey oak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turkey%20oak. Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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