American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A European oak (Quercus petraea) having tough, elastic wood.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A species of oak (Quercus sessiliflora, or, according to some, Q. pubescens) so closely allied to the common oak (Q. Robur) as to be reckoned by some botanists only a variety of it. Its wood is, however, darker, heavier, and more elastic, and less easy to split or to break; but it is comparatively easy to bend, and is therefore highly valued by the builder and the cabinet-maker.
- n. deciduous European oak valued for its tough elastic wood
- Perhaps alteration of dun mast : dun2 + mast2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Native species have recolonised, and now blackbirds forage among mouldering leaves of New World tulip trees, maples, paperbark birches and red oaks that decay into the soil alongside Old World durmast oak, alder, ash and rowan fallen foliage.”
“The Ramudoi lived on the river during the warm seasons, taking full advantage of its resources, including the large durmast oaks that lined its banks, which were used to make their beautifully crafted and maneuverable boats.”
“In 1953 in Yugoslavia I observed vigorous young durmast oak (_Quercus petraea_) being killed by the blight.”
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