- 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.
Origin of black oak
An Americanism dating back to 1625–35
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Examples from the Web for black oak
Over these he built a little tepee of tiny, dry, black-oak twigs.Everyday Adventures
How else could he have invented any happy thing in the black-oak library?
Next thing I knowed I wuz wakin' up at the foot of a black-oak.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)
The black-oak library was a cross-looking room, dingy, lowering, and altogether boggy.
I then asked permission to put it on the top of a black-oak tree near the house.The Story of My Boyhood and Youth