from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An oak tree (Quercus macrocarpa) of eastern North America, having pinnately lobed leaves, acorns enclosed within a deep fringed cup, and hard durable wood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a useful and ornamental species of oak (Quercus macrocarpa) with ovoid acorns inclosed in deep cups imbricated with pointed scales. It grows in the Middle and Western United States, and its wood is tough, close-grained, and durable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. medium to large deciduous oak of central and eastern North America with ovoid acorns deeply immersed in large fringed cups; yields tough close-grained wood


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