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durmast

[ dur-mast, -mahst ]
/ ˈdɜrˌmæst, -ˌmɑst /
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noun

a European oak, Quercus petraea, yielding a heavy, elastic wood used for furniture and in the construction of buildings.

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Origin of durmast

1785–95; short for durmast oak, perhaps erroneously for dunmast oak;see dun2, mast2
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British Dictionary definitions for durmast

durmast

durmast oak

/ (ˈdɜːˌmɑːst) /

noun

Also called: sessile oak a large Eurasian oak tree, Quercus petraea, with lobed leaves and sessile acornsCompare pedunculate oak
the heavy elastic wood of this tree, used in building and cabinetwork
C18: probably alteration of dun mast; see dun ², mast ²
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