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noun
any of several oaks, as Quercus cerris, of Eurasia, or Q. laevis and Q. incana, of the southern U.S., that grow on dry, sandy barrens.
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Origin of turkey oak

An Americanism dating back to 1700–10
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Turkey oak

noun
an oak tree, Quercus cerris, of W and S Europe, with deeply lobed hairy leaves

Word Origin for Turkey oak

C18: so called because its acorns are often eaten by turkeys
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