• synonyms

red oak

  1. any of several oak trees, as Quercus rubra, or Q. falcata, of North America.
  2. the hard, cross-grained wood of these trees.
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Origin of red oak

An Americanism dating back to 1625–35
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Historical Examples of red oak

  • They were grown with red-oak and yellow poplar-brush toward the west.

    Atlantic Narratives

    Mary Antin

British Dictionary definitions for red oak

red oak

  1. any of several deciduous oak trees, esp Quercus borealis, native to North America, having bristly leaves with triangular lobes and acorns with small cups
  2. the hard cross-grained reddish wood of this tree
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