Turkey oak
Turkey Tur"key, n. [Cf. 2d {Turkey}.] An empire in the southeast of Europe and southwest of Asia. [1913 Webster]

{Turkey carpet}, a superior kind of carpet made in Asia Minor and adjoining countries, having a deep pile and composed of pure wool with a weft of different material. It is distinguishable by its coloring and patterns from similar carpets made in India and elsewhere.

{Turkey oak}. (Bot.) See {Cerris}.

{Turkey red}. (a) A brilliant red imparted by madder to cottons, calicoes, etc., the fiber of which has been prepared previously with oil or other fatty matter. (b) Cloth dyed with this red.

{Turkey sponge}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Toilet sponge}, under {Sponge}.

{Turkey stone}, a kind of oilstone from Turkey; novaculite; -- called also {Turkey oilstone}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Turkey 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

  • turkey oak — noun 1. small slow growing deciduous shrubby tree of dry sandy barrens of southeastern United States having leaves with bristle tipped lobes resembling turkey s toes • Syn: ↑American turkey oak, ↑Quercus laevis • Hypernyms: ↑oak, ↑oak tree 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Turkey oak — burgundinis ąžuolas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bukinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis augalas (Quercus cerris), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Quercus cerris angl. European Turkey oak; Turkey oak;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Turkey oak — Cerris Cer ris, n. [L. cerrus.] (Bot.) A species of oak ({Quercus cerris}) native in the Orient and southern Europe; called also {bitter oak} and {Turkey oak}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turkey oak — noun Date: 1709 a small oak (Quercus laevis) of the southeastern United States; also a Eurasian oak (Q. cerris) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • turkey oak — noun a southern European oak with a domed spreading crown and acorn cups with long outward pointing scales. [Quercus cerris.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • turkey oak — /ˈtɜki oʊk/ (say terkee ohk) noun an oak tree with deeply cut, hairy leaves, Quercus cerris, native to western and southern Europe but often planted and naturalised elsewhere …   Australian English dictionary

  • turkey oak — any of several oaks, as Quercus cerris, of Eurasia, or Q. laevis and Q. incana, of the southern U.S., that grow on dry, sandy barrens. [1700 10, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • American turkey oak — noun small slow growing deciduous shrubby tree of dry sandy barrens of southeastern United States having leaves with bristle tipped lobes resembling turkey s toes • Syn: ↑turkey oak, ↑Quercus laevis • Hypernyms: ↑oak, ↑oak tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • European Turkey oak — burgundinis ąžuolas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bukinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis augalas (Quercus cerris), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Quercus cerris angl. European Turkey oak; Turkey oak;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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