Definitions

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

Etymologies

Spanish and Portuguese, oak, both from Latin rōbur.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Es un mueble que muestra la progresividad del diseño en su inusual figura, bellamente tallada a mano, en madera de roble, de un lado muestra un diseño clásico y continua del otro, con formas lineales y moderna.

    Evolution Vase

  • Notable are Tabebuia angustata (roble de yugo), Fraxinus cubensis (búfano), Annona glabra, Gueltarda combiri, Sabal parviflora, Bucida palustris, Hibiscus elatus, H. tiliaceus (majagua), Jatropha integerrima, Copernicia spp.

    Cuban wetlands

  • Also we charge you not to suffer any of our nation to send any wares to their wiues or friends in any of our ships; but to take their money there to be paid heere by the companie and not otherwise: and to haue consideration how you doe take the roble.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Saturday (1) I went ashore, and there I saw three morses that they had killed: they held one tooth of a Morse, which was not great, at a roble, and one white beare skin at three robles and two robles: they further tolde me, that there were people called

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • As for hempe which is here at two robles and a halfe the bercouite, Master Gray hath written to buy no more at that price: for Iohn Sedgewicke hath bought for sixe or seuen hundred robles worth at Nouogrode for one roble and a halfe the bercouite, and better cheape: and white Nouogrode flaxe is there at three robles the bercouite.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • The foothills, even under thick chaparral, never lose their bold outlines; the pines upon the farthest ridges preserve their perfect spires; and the low, round-headed oaks, both the roble and the encina, have all been put into the landscape with the same brush.

    Art Influence in the West

  • "Won't we make a bloodthirsty gang of roble ned men -- er, noble red men!"

    Frank Merriwell at Yale

  • Madness roble: honestly wht the fcuk jus happened?? defense went awol!!

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  • Soto is joined by curupaú (Anadenanthera macrocarpa), momoqui (Caesalpinia pluviosa), morado (Machaerium scleroxylon), roble (Amburana cearensis), cedro (Cedrela fissilis), and others where they provide 80% canopy closure.

    Chiquitano dry forests

  • [...] está construído con roble recubierto de espuma de alta densidad, y tal y como cuentan en el blog FresHome ha sido inventado por el diseñador Victor [...]

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