from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A deciduous oak tree (Quercus palustris) of eastern North America, having horizontal or drooping branches, deeply lobed leaves with sharp tips, and small acorns.

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  • noun fast-growing medium to large pyramidal deciduous tree of northeastern United States and southeastern Canada having deeply pinnatifid leaves that turn bright red in autumn; thrives in damp soil
  • noun large nearly semi-evergreen oak of southeastern United States; thrives in damp soil


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