Silky oak
Silky Silk"y, a. [Compar. {Silkier}; superl. {Silkiest}.] 1. Of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk; silken; silklike; as, a silky luster. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, soft and smooth; as, silky wine. [1913 Webster]

3. Covered with soft hairs pressed close to the surface, as a leaf; sericeous. [1913 Webster]

{Silky oak} (Bot.), a lofty Australian tree ({Grevillea robusta}) with silky tomentose lobed or incised leaves. It furnishes a valuable timber. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Silky oak — Oak Oak ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silky oak — noun medium to tall fast growing tree with orange flowers and feathery bipinnate leaves silky hairy beneath; eastern Australia • Syn: ↑Grevillea robusta • Hypernyms: ↑silk oak • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Grevillea * * * variant of …   Useful english dictionary

  • silky-oak — tvirtoji grevilėja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Protėjinių dekoratyvinis, medieninis augalas (Grevillea robusta), paplitęs Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Grevillea robusta angl. Australian silky oak; silky oak šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • silky oak — noun see silk oak …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • silky oak. — See silk oak. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • silky oak — ▪ tree also called  Silk Oak        (Grevillea robusta), large tree native to Australia and also grown as a street tree in warm areas and, in its juvenile stage, as an indoor pot plant. It belongs to the family Proteaceae (see Proteales).… …   Universalium

  • silky oak — /sɪlki ˈoʊk/ (say silkee ohk) noun any of several Australian trees of the family Proteaceae with satiny timbers and oak like grain, especially Grevillea robusta which is also widely cultivated as an ornamental …   Australian English dictionary

  • silky oak. — See silk oak. [1885 90] …   Useful english dictionary

  • silky oak —    Oka kilika, ha ikū ke oke o …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Australian silky-oak — tvirtoji grevilėja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Protėjinių dekoratyvinis, medieninis augalas (Grevillea robusta), paplitęs Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Grevillea robusta angl. Australian silky oak; silky oak šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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