- the cork oak, Quercus suber, of the beech family.
- any of several Asian citrus trees of the genus Phellodendron, having a corky bark.
Origin of cork tree
late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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Examples from the Web for cork tree
The cork-tree will endure the barking process for seven or eight successive years.The Reason Why
"I will," the other answered him; and he took his way to the cork-tree by the bridge.Folle-Farine
It was lying with his cartouche-box right away by the stunted oak, as he mentally called the cork-tree.!Tention
George Manville Fenn
The inner bark of the cork-tree is a valuable tanning material.
Here we have also the india-rubber tree, the cork-tree, and several new plants.Explorations in Australia, The Journals of John McDouall Stuart
John McDouall Stuart