- oak or other wood preserved in peat bogs.
Origin of bog oak
First recorded in 1855–60
Also called bogwood.
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Examples from the Web for bog oak
Her hair was dead-black with the blackness of bog-oak root or of basalt.The Socialist
Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
He asked the price of an elaborate specimen of carving in bog-oak.
The blackness of peat and of bog-oak may be largely but certainly not wholly due to carbonaceous matter.Notes on the Fenland
T. McKenny Huges
Whenever I see an old chest now, I always view it with suspicion—especially if it should happen to be a bog-oak chest.Byways of Ghost-Land
Big bush over there, and he danced across the bubbling marsh to a bog-oak with a thick mass of green at its base.
- oak or other wood found preserved in peat bogs; bogwood
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