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silky oak

noun



silky oak

noun

  1. any of several trees of the Australian genus Grevillea, esp G. robusta, having divided leaves, smooth glossy wood, and showy clusters of orange, red, or white flowers: cultivated in the tropics as shade trees: family Proteaceae


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Word History and Origins

Origin of silky oak1

First recorded in 1885–90

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Example Sentences

The most beautiful and valuable of the ornamental woods are red cedar, silky oak, bean-tree, and maple.

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