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

  • noun An oak tree (Quercus nigra) of the southeast United States, having wedge-shaped leaves and found chiefly in wetlands.

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  • noun A type of hard oak tree, Quercus nigra, of the southern US.

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  • noun relatively tall deciduous water oak of southeastern United States often cultivated as a shade tree; thrives in wet soil


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