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Definition of "black oak" []

  • A deciduous North American tree (Quercus velutina) having divided leaves with pointed lobes, a blackish outer bark, a yellowish inner bark, and durable wood. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "black oak" in a sentence
  • "Grass-blades were thin and pale, and wet black oak leaves lay in the falls of years, roots arched among them like stiffened serpents."
  • "Mrs Cantrip must have entered the ancient house-to Wexford it appeared at least four hundred years old-by a black oak door which stood ajar."
  • "They were of black oak let into a kind of steeply sloping tunnel in the thick wall."
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