white oak


noun

an oak, Quercus alba, of eastern North America, having a light-gray to white bark and yielding a hard, durable wood: the state tree of Connecticut and Maryland.
any of several other species of oak, as Q. garryana or Q. lobata, of western North America.
the wood of any of these trees.

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Origin of white oak

1625–35; Americanism

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White Oak

noun

a town in central Maryland, near Washington, D.C.
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white oak

noun

a large oak tree, Quercus alba, of E North America, having pale bark, leaves with rounded lobes, and heavy light-coloured wood
any of several other oaks, such as the roble
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