black oak

  1. any of several oak trees, as Quercus velutina, characterized by a blackish bark.

  2. the hard, durable wood of such a tree, used for making furniture, floors, etc.

Origin of black oak

An Americanism dating back to 1625–35

Words Nearby black oak Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use black oak in a sentence

  • They ran down an uneven passage, and reached a door of black oak, which was opened with an old-fashioned latch.

    Girls of the Forest | L. T. Meade