white oak

noun

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 The gated mansion has mountain views and comes with a front courtyard, retractable glass pocket doors and white oak wood flooring. Ebony Day, azcentral, "Out-of-state buyers dominate priciest home sales in metro Phoenix," 11 Nov. 2019 White clapboard siding, a marble fireplace and white oak flooring brighten the open-plan interiors. Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property Newsletter: Celeb moves take no summer break," 31 Aug. 2019 The pieces have an unassuming matte finish that matches the white oak floor. BostonGlobe.com, "Designing a kitchen where it’s easy for family to come together," 12 Oct. 2019 Plans call for the watershed partnership to auction off sections of the white oak as a fundraiser to help plant more trees. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, "New life ahead for 300-year-old oak felled during storm at Lower Shaker Lake," 1 Oct. 2019 There are wide-plank European white oak floors, vaulted, beamed and tongue and groove ceilings, custom light fixtures, and Andersen French doors. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Luxury new construction in Lafayette’s Happy Valley," 23 Sep. 2019 Suddenly, all the candles in the room were snuffed out and the charter disappeared and was supposedly stuffed in the hollow of a massive white oak, since known as the Charter Oak. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, "The Charter Oak legend persists, but what about its forgotten monument in Hartford?," 21 Sep. 2019 The 1,100-square-foot location was designed by Montalba Architects and includes white oak, black steel and ribbed glass. Los Angeles Times, "Target looks to win big with 300 limited-edition designer goods," 6 Sep. 2019 According to a new release, the cooperage now produces 1,200 white oak barrels a day which are used to age Jack Daniel’s whiskey. al, "Jack Daniel’s will release a limited-edition whiskey in celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial," 21 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of white oak

1610, in the meaning defined above

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“White oak.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20oak. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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