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

  • n. A large oak (Quercus alba) of eastern North America, having heavy, hard, light-colored wood.
  • n. See roble.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An oak tree with rounded leaf lobes, native to eastern North America, Quercus alba.
  • n. An oak tree in a subgenus, Quercus subgenus Quercus, the type species of which is Quercus alba.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See under Oak.

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

  • n. any of numerous Old World and American oaks having 6 to 8 stamens in each floret, acorns that mature in one year and leaf veins that never extend beyond the margin of the leaf


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