- 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.
Origin of white oak
- a town in central Maryland, near Washington, D.C.
Examples from the Web for white oak
Historical Examples of white oak
Sharp, shrewd, able and all that, but rough and hard as the broadside of a white-oak plank.Fair Harbor
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
The white-oak acorns are much larger than any I ever saw in England.
"What a wonderful country the White-Oak Flats must be," she said.Queer Stories for Boys and Girls
Dead earnest, Miss King; and for medicine we had sumac and white-oak bark.Elsie's Womanhood
The green-crested pewee builds its nest in many instances wholly of the blossoms of the white-oak.Wake-Robin
- 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