swamp white oak


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

Origin of swamp white oak

1
An Americanism dating back to 1715–25

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How to use swamp white oak in a sentence

  • The swamp white oak grows to a height of more than a hundred feet, and is fond of the borders of swamps.

  • The tree is sometimes called swamp white oak, and swamp chestnut oak.

    American Forest Trees | Henry H. Gibson
  • For that reason, swamp white oak does not give very satisfactory results when quarter-sawed.

    American Forest Trees | Henry H. Gibson
  • Directly in my path stood an ancient swamp white oak, the greatest tree, I think, that I have ever seen.

    The Spring of the Year | Dallas Lore Sharp
  • The swamp white oak loves to stand in wet ground, sometimes even in actual swamps.

    Trees Worth Knowing | Julia Ellen Rogers