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cork oak

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noun
  1. cork(def 2).

Origin of cork oak

First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for cork oak

Historical Examples

  • The whole region of Les Maures is dominated by the chne-lige, or the cork-oak.

    Rambles on the Riviera

    Francis Miltoun

  • The horse halted under the cork-oak, but the man did not dismount.

    The Wolf Cub

    Patrick Casey

  • Common cork is the thick corky layer of the bark of the Cork-Oak of Spain.

  • And Jacques Ferou carried all the weapons to the pile beneath the cork-oak tree.

    The Wolf Cub

    Patrick Casey

  • I am making a collection of vines for wine, and for the table; also of some trees, such as the cork-oak, &c. &c.


British Dictionary definitions for cork oak

cork oak

noun
  1. an evergreen Mediterranean oak tree, Quercus suber, with a porous outer bark from which cork is obtainedAlso called: cork tree
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