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cork

[ kawrk ]
/ kɔrk /
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noun
verb (used with object)
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Idioms about cork

    blow / pop one's cork, Informal. to lose one's temper; release one's emotional or physical tension.

Origin of cork

1275–1325; Middle English cork(e) <Arabic qurq<Latin quercus oak

OTHER WORDS FROM cork

re·cork, verb (used with object)

Other definitions for cork (2 of 2)

Cork
[ kawrk ]
/ kɔrk /

noun
a county in Munster province, in S Republic of Ireland. 2,881 sq. mi. (7,460 sq. km).
a seaport in and the county seat of Cork, in the S part.
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British Dictionary definitions for cork (1 of 2)

cork
/ (kɔːk) /

noun
adjective
made of corkRelated adjective: suberose
verb (tr)

Derived forms of cork

corklike, adjective

Word Origin for cork

C14: probably from Arabic qurq, from Latin cortex bark, especially of the cork oak

British Dictionary definitions for cork (2 of 2)

Cork
/ (kɔːk) /

noun
a county of SW Republic of Ireland, in Munster province: crossed by ridges of low mountains; scenic coastline. County town: Cork. Pop: 447 829 (2002). Area: 7459 sq km (2880 sq miles)
a city and port in S Republic of Ireland, county town of Co Cork, at the mouth of the River Lee: seat of the University College of Cork (1849). Pop: 186 239 (2002)
Gaelic name: Corcaigh
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Scientific definitions for cork

cork
[ kôrk ]

The outermost layer of tissue in woody plants that is resistant to the passage of water vapor and gases and that becomes the bark. Cork is secondary tissue, formed on the outside of the tissue layer known as cork cambium. The cell walls of cork cells contain suberin. Once they mature, cork cells die. Also called phellem
The lightweight, elastic outer bark of the cork oak, which grows near the Mediterranean Sea. Cork is used for bottle stoppers, insulation, and other products.
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