any of several oak trees, as Quercus velutina, characterized by a blackish bark.
the hard, durable wood of such a tree, used for making furniture, floors, etc.
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How to use black oak in a sentence
The dark, almost black oak trees from the ancient Monlezun forest in the Armagnac region are obligatory for any serious Armagnac.Armagnac History and How to Choose the Best Brandy | David Lincoln Ross | February 26, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the woods around were splendid trees, white and black oak and chestnut, for planking, and pine for the decks.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
After running twenty miles, old Raven Road stopped to rest under a vast black-oak tree.Wild Folk | Samuel Scoville
The timber on this range consists of live oak, and various oaks resembling white burr and black oak, besides various shrubs.Journal of a Trip to California by the Overland Route Across the Plains in 1850-51 | E. S. (Eleazer Stillman) Ingalls
Huge black oak beams curved over their heads, and dim inscriptions of mediæval Latin curled and writhed upon the walls.A Duet | Arthur Conan Doyle
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