water oak
noun Date: 1687 any of several American oaks that thrive in wet soils; especially one (Quercus nigra) of the eastern United States

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  • Water 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

  • water oak — ☆ water oak n. an oak (Quercus nigra) of the SE U.S., found mainly along rivers, streams, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Water oak — Taxobox name = Water Oak image caption = Leaves and acorns regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fagales familia = Fagaceae genus = Quercus sectio = Lobatae species = Q. nigra binomial = Quercus nigra binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • water oak — noun relatively tall deciduous water oak of southeastern United States often cultivated as a shade tree; thrives in wet soil • Syn: ↑possum oak, ↑Quercus nigra • Hypernyms: ↑oak, ↑oak tree * * * noun 1. : any of numerous American oaks …   Useful english dictionary

  • water oak — noun A type of hard oak tree, Quercus nigra, of the southern US. I recall a catbird high in the water oak above, swinging like a rag amid the branches, jabbering and screeching [...] …   Wiktionary

  • water oak — juodasis ąžuolas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bukinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis augalas (Quercus nigra), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Quercus nigra angl. possum oak; water oak pranc. chêne gris šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • water oak — wa′ter oak n. 1) pln an oak, Quercus nigra, of the southern U.S., growing chiefly along streams and swamps 2) pln any of several other American oaks of similar habit • Etymology: 1680–90, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • water oak — 1. an oak, Quercus nigra, of the southern U.S., growing chiefly along streams and swamps. 2. any of several other American oaks of similar habit. [1680 90, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • water oak — /ˈwɔtər oʊk/ (say wawtuhr ohk) noun 1. an oak, Quercus nigra, of the southern US, growing chiefly along streams and swamps. 2. any of several other American oaks …   Australian English dictionary

  • water-oak — …   Useful english dictionary

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