white oak


Definition of white oak

: any of various oaks (especially Quercus alba of eastern North America) with acorns that mature in one year and leaf veins that never extend beyond the margin of the leaf also : its hard strong durable wood

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white oak: leaves and acorns

Examples of white oak in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Consider Texas red oak, cedar elm, Mexican sycamore, Mexican white oak, bur oak, live oak and chinkapin oak. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Calvin Finch: What’s working to attract birds to your San Antonio winter garden," 1 Jan. 2021 The residence sits on an elevated 1.26-acre lot and comes with walls of glass, a two-way Italian marble surrounded fireplace and white oak flooring. Ebony Day, The Arizona Republic, "Scottsdale DC Ranch mansion with 6 bathrooms sells for over $6M," 24 Nov. 2020 Listed by Dona Robinson, the three-bedroom townhome at 61 Cortes Drive features white oak flooring, smooth finished walls, special lighting and a fireplace. Dallas News, "Southlake area has a lot to offer, firm says," 22 Nov. 2020 Preserved on the land: A 400-year-old oak tree, endangered Oregon white oak prairie and savannah, and unmanaged woodland. oregonlive, "The 80-acre Oregon Garden is open: Stay safely socially distant inside a walkable encyclopedia of nature," 18 Dec. 2020 Roughly 34,000 square feet, the nine-bedroom spec mansion built by Dr. Kanodia has a Portuguese limestone facade, a double-height entry, a floating staircase and a 2,000-bottle wine room encased in white oak and glass. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Celebrity Plastic Surgeon Trims Price of Bel-Air Megamansion From $180 Million to $99 Million," 8 Dec. 2020 Above them towered magnificent sycamores, tulip trees and even a rare swamp white oak. Washington Post, "A fight for forest equity in Southeast D.C. takes on new urgency amid pandemic," 5 Dec. 2020 There’s a ritualistic feel to what happens next: Scraping a half-moon of leaves from the wood’s floor up against a big white oak or hickory. David E. Petzal, Field & Stream, "What Would You Do with the Last Box of .22 Ammunition?," 27 Nov. 2020 Listed by Dona Robinson, the residence features white oak flooring and smooth finished walls. Dallas News, "Southlake community attracts new Texans," 18 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of white oak

1610, in the meaning defined above

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“White oak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20oak. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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