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

  • n. A Mediterranean evergreen oak tree (Quercus suber) having thick bark that is periodically stripped, yielding commercial cork. Also called cork tree.

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  • n. A type of evergreen oak tree, Quercus suber, native to southeast Europe and northwest Africa.

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

  • n. medium-sized evergreen oak of southern Europe and northern Africa having thick corky bark that is periodically stripped to yield commercial cork


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