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bog oak

  1. oak or other wood preserved in peat bogs.
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Origin of bog oak

First recorded in 1855–60
Also called bogwood.
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Examples from the Web for bog oak

Historical Examples

  • 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

    Elliott O'Donnell

  • Big bush over there, and he danced across the bubbling marsh to a bog-oak with a thick mass of green at its base.

British Dictionary definitions for bog oak

bog oak

  1. oak or other wood found preserved in peat bogs; bogwood
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