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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a name given to several kinds of oak which grow in swampy places, as swamp Spanish oak (Quercus palustris), swamp white oak (Q. bicolor), swamp post oak (Q. lyrata).

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

  • n. Australian leafless shrub resembling broom and having small yellow flowers
  • n. large deciduous oak of the eastern United States with a flaky bark and leaves that have fewer lobes than other white oaks; yields heavy strong wood used in construction; thrives in wet soil
  • n. fast-growing medium to large pyramidal deciduous tree of northeastern United States and southeastern Canada having deeply pinnatifid leaves that turn bright red in autumn; thrives in damp soil


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