[dur-mast, -mahst]

Origin of durmast

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

  1. Also called: sessile oak a large Eurasian oak tree, Quercus petraea, with lobed leaves and sessile acornsCompare pedunculate oak
  2. the heavy elastic wood of this tree, used in building and cabinetwork

Word Origin for durmast

C18: probably alteration of dun mast; see dun ², mast ²
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