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

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Merrill carved out a pantry and mudroom and added custom white oak cabinetry to give it a modern, comforting vibe. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Reath Design Crafts a Bright, Elegant Home for a Young Family," 22 Mar. 2019 Price: $299 each 6.The white oak floor is heated to combat Alberta’s winter chill. Adrienne Gaffney, WSJ, "A $75,000 Lounge for the Après-Ski Whiskey Lover," 31 Oct. 2018 Shelves, Anvil Argentum;countertop, custom white oak and nickel silver—Grothouse; glumber.com. House Beautiful, "October 2016 Product Guide," 8 Sep. 2016 An outdoor amphitheater, framed by tulip trees and white oaks, plays host to the commencement every year, and more and more buildings’ roofs are being transformed into gardens. Condé Nast Traveler, "The 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America," 6 Aug. 2018 The restaurant, which is on the second floor with access via a private elevator or staircase, is designed with Japanese-inspired fabrics, Italian flooring and floating white oak beams overhead. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Nobu Houston now accepting reservations," 22 May 2018 The interiors were designed by the Los Angeles firm Marmol Radziner in a modernist style, and include wide plank oak floors and white oak cabinetry. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Brooklyn Ultraluxury Penthouse Set to Break a Record," 10 Oct. 2018 Much of the original furniture, made with locally harvested maple and white oak, remains. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Built by the CCC, lodges in Illinois parks continue to serve as cozy getaways," 10 May 2018 Tree varieties native to the county include red maple, tulip poplar, white oak, black walnut, eastern red cedar and redbud. Staff Report, The Aegis, "Harford County to observe Arbor Day on March 30 at Annie's Playground," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of white oak

1610, in the meaning defined above

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