silk oak

or silky oak

  1. any of several Australian trees of the genus Grevillea, especially G. robusta, having feathery, fernlike leaves and showy orange or yellow flowers, grown as a street tree in Florida and California.

Origin of silk oak

First recorded in 1865–70

Words Nearby silk oak Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use silk oak in a sentence

  • Coffee does best in shade such as is afforded by the silk oak (Grevillea robusta).

    All About Coffee | William H. Ukers