[ dur-mast, -mahst ]
/ ˈdɜrˌmæst, -ˌmɑst /
a European oak, Quercus petraea, yielding a heavy, elastic wood used for furniture and in the construction of buildings.
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Example sentences from the Web for durmast
Even in the south, durmast oak has proved its superiority to the other.
Undoubtedly in this respect the durmast far surpasses the other.
British Dictionary definitions for durmast
/ (ˈdɜːˌmɑːst) /
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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