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swamp white oak

an oak, Quercus bicolor, of eastern North America, yielding a hard, heavy wood used in shipbuilding, for making furniture, etc.
Origin of swamp white oak
An Americanism dating back to 1715-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The swamp white oak loves to stand in wet ground, sometimes even in actual swamps.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • In its youth the swamp white oak is comely and symmetrical, its untidy moulting habit concealed by the abundant foliage.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • For that reason, swamp white oak does not give very satisfactory results when quarter-sawed.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • The swamp white oak grows to a height of more than a hundred feet, and is fond of the borders of swamps.

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