willow oak


an oak, Quercus phellos, of the southwestern U.S., having entire, narrow leaves, yielding a hard, heavy wood used in the construction of buildings.

Nearby words

  1. willow family,
  2. willow fly,
  3. willow flycatcher,
  4. willow grouse,
  5. willow herb,
  6. willow pattern,
  7. willow ptarmigan,
  8. willow run,
  9. willow tit,
  10. willow warbler

Origin of willow oak

An Americanism dating back to 1700–10

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