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

  • n. See cork oak.
  • n. Any of various deciduous trees of the genus Phellodendron native to eastern Asia and cultivated as an ornamental, especially P. amurense, having deeply furrowed, thick, corky bark.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the species of oak (Quercus Suber of Southern Europe) whose bark furnishes the cork of commerce.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Quercus Suber, the outer bark of which is the substance cork. Also called cork-oak.
  • n. In Australia: Hakea lorea, a tree of the family Proteaceæ, giving strong, durable timber: so called in allusion to its rugged bark.
  • n. Same as bat's-wing coral-tree.

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

  • n. prickly Australian coral tree having soft spongy wood
  • n. deciduous tree of China and Manchuria having a turpentine aroma and handsome compound leaves turning yellow in autumn and deeply fissured corky bark

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