- a European oak, Quercus petraea, yielding a heavy, elastic wood used for furniture and in the construction of buildings.
Origin of durmast
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Even in the south, durmast oak has proved its superiority to the other.
Undoubtedly in this respect the durmast far surpasses the other.
- 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
Word Origin for durmast
C18: probably alteration of dun mast; see dun ², mast ²
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