swamp white oak


noun

an oak, Quercus bicolor, of eastern North America, yielding a hard, heavy wood used in shipbuilding, for making furniture, etc.

Nearby words

  1. swamp milkweed,
  2. swamp pink,
  3. swamp rabbit,
  4. swamp rose,
  5. swamp sparrow,
  6. swamper,
  7. swampfish,
  8. swamphen,
  9. swampland,
  10. swampscott

Origin of swamp white oak

An Americanism dating back to 1715–25

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