from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Californian oak (Quercus lobata) having leathery leaves and slender pointed acorns. Also called white oak.
- n. Any of various similar or related trees.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The California white oak (Quercus lobata).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In California, one of the white oaks, Quercus lobata, also called weeping oak. It is a majestic tree with very widely spreading branches; its wood is of little value except for fuel.
- n. In the West Indies, Platymiscium platystachyum and Catalpa longisiliqua, trees yielding ship-timber.
- n. In Chili, a species of beech, Fagus obliqua, which affords a durable hard-wood building-material.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tall graceful deciduous California oak having leathery leaves and slender pointed acorns
- n. large tree of Trinidad and Guyana having odd-pinnate leaves and violet-scented axillary racemes of yellow flowers and long smooth pods; grown as a specimen in parks and large gardens
Spanish and Portuguese, oak, both from Latin rōbur.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)