water oak



an oak, Quercus nigra, of the southern U.S., growing chiefly along streams and swamps.
any of several other American oaks of similar habit.

Origin of water oak

An Americanism dating back to 1680–90
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Historical Examples of water oak

  • But when he looked out he could see little more than the foliage of the water-oak.

    Captain Ted

    Louis Pendleton

  • Instantly the branches of the water-oak began to tremble, and July descended with all speed.

    Captain Ted

    Louis Pendleton

  • The elevated lands are mostly pine, interspersed with black-jack, post, and water-oak.

    Florida: Past and present

    Samuel Curtis Upham