silky oak


noun

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Origin of silky oak

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for silky oak

silky oak

noun

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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