water oak

noun

Definition of water oak 

: any of several American oaks that thrive in wet soils especially : one (Quercus nigra) of the eastern U.S.

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Trees available include 1-gallon vitex and Mexican plum saplings and 5-gallon Little Gem magnolia, eastern redbud, cherry bark oak, pin oak and water oak. Jennifer Michelle Greenberg, Houston Chronicle, "Group to give away trees to Pearland residents," 15 Jan. 2018 Nine varieties of free seedlings were given away including American elm, eastern redbud, laurel oak, live oak, loblolly pine, overcup oak, sawtooth oak, water oak and willow oak. Patricia Dillon, Houston Chronicle, "Thousands of free seedlings given away at Arbor Day event in The Woodlands," 20 Jan. 2018 The crop of acorns from the live oaks that grew on the narrow cheniers veining the coastal marsh and the water oaks and southern red oaks upland farther inland were gone. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Late winter gives Texas hunters best shot at feral hogs," 24 Jan. 2018 Her garden, with her childhood home in the middle of it, is a place of native azaleas and beech trees, of snowdrops and water oaks. Birmingham Magazine, AL.com, "Birmingham magazine's top pop culture picks for April," 17 Apr. 2018 The crop of acorns from the live oaks that grew on the narrow cheniers veining the coastal marsh, and the water oaks and southern red oaks upland farther inland, were gone. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Late winter gives Texas hunters best shot at feral hogs," 24 Jan. 2018 The water oak has been known to grow as high as 80 feet and can have a canopy spread of up to 80 feet wide. Jennifer Michelle Greenberg, Houston Chronicle, "Group to give away trees to Pearland residents," 15 Jan. 2018

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1687, in the meaning defined above

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