Crossword clues for oak
- Bourbon flavorer
- Sturdy building material
- Cask material
- Hoosier cabinet wood
- Flavor tasted in some wine
- Oklahoma's ___ Tree National golf course
- Taps, in a way
- Tree on a Connecticut state quarter
- Yellow ribbon holder, in song
- Tree loved by squirrels
- Image on Connecticut's state quarter
- With 67-Across, sacred symbol to Zeus
- One of Iowa's state symbols
- Flavor associated with Chardonnay
- "Mighty" fine home for a squirrel?
- Acorn source
- Winery wood
- Composition of many a cask
- Wood used for wine barrels
- Bookcase material
- Rendering on Connecticut's state quarter
- Acorn bearer
- State tree of Illinois, Iowa and Maryland
- See 14-Across
- Barrel material
- Architect ___ Ming Pei
- Wood for a chest
- Wine barrel wood
- Virginia's ___ Hill Academy, alma mater of 20+ N.B.A. players
- Tree with lobed leaves
- Tree with acorns
- Charter ___, symbol on the Connecticut state quarter
- So-called "monarch of the forest"
- Sturdy tree in the beech family
- Sturdy tree
- Royal ___ (Detroit suburb)
- A deciduous tree of the genus Quercus
- Has acorns and lobed leaves
- Black or red tree
- Might symbol
- "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" tree
- _____-leaf cluster
- Bucket material
- Light-colored wood
- Pin ___
- With 56-Down, city near Knoxville
- Kind of finish
- ___-leaf cluster
- Sturdy furniture material
- Sturdy one
- Acorn, eventually
- Source of cork
- Acorn, in 2020?
- Acorn tree
- ___ Hill (James Monroe's home)
- Symbol of strength
- Source of 85-Down
- Symbol of solidity
- Symbol of sturdiness
- Poison ___
- House shader
- Durable wood
- Symbol of might
- Iowa's state tree
- Yellow-ribboned tree
- "Red" or "white" tree
- Popular firewood
- See 4-Down
- Wine cask wood
- Jerusalem ___
- An oenophile might detect a hint of this
- Acorn maker
- ___ Park, Ill.
- Acorn producer
- Acorn's source
- Furniture wood
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Oak \Oak\ ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.]
(Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus Quercus. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and staminate flowers in catkins. The fruit is a smooth nut, called an acorn, which is more or less inclosed in a scaly involucre called the cup or cupule. There are now recognized about three hundred species, of which nearly fifty occur in the United States, the rest in Europe, Asia, and the other parts of North America, a very few barely reaching the northern parts of South America and Africa. Many of the oaks form forest trees of grand proportions and live many centuries. The wood is usually hard and tough, and provided with conspicuous medullary rays, forming the silver grain.
The strong wood or timber of the oak.
Note: Among the true oaks in America are:
Barren oak, or
Black-jack, Quercus nigra.
Basket oak, Quercus Michauxii.
Chestnut oak, Quercus Prinus and Quercus densiflora.
Chinquapin oak (see under Chinquapin), Quercus prinoides.
Coast live oak, Quercus agrifolia, of California; -- also called enceno.
Live oak (see under Live), Quercus virens, the best of all for shipbuilding; also, Quercus Chrysolepis, of California.
Pin oak. Same as Swamp oak.
Post oak, Quercus obtusifolia.
Red oak, Quercus rubra.
Scarlet oak, Quercus coccinea.
Scrub oak, Quercus ilicifolia, Quercus undulata, etc.
Shingle oak, Quercus imbricaria.
Spanish oak, Quercus falcata.
Swamp Spanish oak, or
Pin oak, Quercus palustris.
Swamp white oak, Quercus bicolor.
Water oak, Quercus aquatica.
Water white oak, Quercus lyrata.
Willow oak, Quercus Phellos. [1913 Webster] Among the true oaks in Europe are:
Bitter oak, or
Turkey oak, Quercus Cerris (see Cerris).
Cork oak, Quercus Suber.
English white oak, Quercus Robur.
Holly oak, or
Holm oak, Quercus Ilex.
Kermes oak, Quercus coccifera.
Nutgall oak, Quercus infectoria.
Note: Among plants called oak, but not of the genus Quercus, are:
African oak, a valuable timber tree ( Oldfieldia Africana).
Australian oak or She oak, any tree of the genus Casuarina (see Casuarina).
Indian oak, the teak tree (see Teak).
Jerusalem oak. See under Jerusalem.
New Zealand oak, a sapindaceous tree ( Alectryon excelsum).
Poison oak, a shrub once not distinguished from poison ivy, but now restricted to Rhus toxicodendron or Rhus diversiloba.
Silky oak or Silk-bark oak, an Australian tree ( Grevillea robusta).
Green oak, oak wood colored green by the growth of the mycelium of certain fungi.
Oak apple, a large, smooth, round gall produced on the leaves of the American red oak by a gallfly ( Cynips confluens). It is green and pulpy when young.
Oak beauty (Zo["o]l.), a British geometrid moth ( Biston prodromaria) whose larva feeds on the oak.
Oak gall, a gall found on the oak. See 2d Gall.
Oak leather (Bot.), the mycelium of a fungus which forms leatherlike patches in the fissures of oak wood.
Oak pruner. (Zo["o]l.) See Pruner, the insect.
Oak spangle, a kind of gall produced on the oak by the insect Diplolepis lenticularis.
Oak wart, a wartlike gall on the twigs of an oak.
The Oaks, one of the three great annual English horse races (the Derby and St. Leger being the others). It was instituted in 1779 by the Earl of Derby, and so called from his estate.
To sport one's oak, to be ``not at home to visitors,'' signified by closing the outer (oaken) door of one's rooms. [Cant, Eng. Univ.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English ac "oak tree," from Proto-Germanic *aiks (cognates: Old Norse eik, Old Saxon and Old Frisian ek, Middle Dutch eike, Dutch eik, Old High German eih, German Eiche), of uncertain origin with no certain cognates outside Germanic.\n
\nThe usual Indo-European base for "oak" (*deru-) has become Modern English tree (n.); likewise in Greek and Celtic words for "oak" are from the Indo-European root for "tree," probably reflecting the importance of the oak to ancient Indo-Europeans. The Old Norse form was eik, but as there were no oaks in Iceland the word came to be used there for "tree" in general. Used in Biblical translations to render Hebrew elah (probably usually "terebinth tree") and four other words.
a. 1 (colour) of a rich brown colour, like that of oak wood. 2 made of oak wood or timber 3 consisting of oak trees n. 1 (senseid en tree)(lb en countable) A tree of the genus ''Quercus''. 2 (lb en uncountable) The wood of the oak. 3 A rich brown colour, like that of oak wood.
n. the hard durable wood of any oak; used especially for furniture and flooring
a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves; "great oaks grow from little acorns" [syn: oak tree]
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Oak is used in winemaking to vary the color, flavor, tannin profile and texture of wine. It can be introduced in the form of a barrel during the fermentation or aging periods, or as free-floating chips or staves added to wine fermented in a vessel like stainless steel. Oak barrels can impart other qualities to wine through evaporation and low level exposure to oxygen.
An oak is a tree or shrub in the genusQuercus (; Latin "oak tree") of the beech family, Fagaceae. There are approximately 600 extant species of oaks. The common name "oak" may also appear in the names of species in related genera, notably Lithocarpus. The genus is native to the Northern Hemisphere, and includes deciduous and evergreen species extending from cool temperate to tropical latitudes in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and North Africa. North America contains the largest number of oak species, with approximately 90 occurring in the United States, while Mexico has 160 species of which 109 are endemic. The second greatest center of oak diversity is China, which contains approximately 100 species.
Oaks have spirally arranged leaves, with lobate margins in many species; some have serrated leaves or entire leaves with smooth margins. Many deciduous species are marcescent, not dropping dead leaves until spring. In spring, a single oak tree produces both male flowers (in the form of catkins) and small female flowers. The fruit is a nut called an acorn, borne in a cup-like structure known as a cupule; each acorn contains one seed (rarely two or three) and takes 6–18 months to mature, depending on species. The live oaks are distinguished for being evergreen, but are not actually a distinct group and instead are dispersed across the genus.
An oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus in the plant family Fagaceae.
Oak or OAK may also refer to:
Oak was an English folk band in the early 1970s; it had a major influence on folk revival in the UK, despite being together for only two years.
Members of Oak:
- Tony Engle (voice, Anglo concertina, fiddle, bones)
- Danny Stradling (voice, tambourine)
- Rod Stradling (voice, melodeons)
- Peta Webb (voice, fiddle)
The members of Oak met in the 1960s in Kingston upon Thames, where Rod Stradling ran a folk club. The Stradlings moved to Camden Town in 1968 and became involved in running another folk club in Islington. Engle and Webb also moved to North London soon afterwards. In 1970, while his wife Danny was pregnant, Rod Stradling played together with Tony Engle as a successful duo and as part of The Garland, replacing Mel Dean. After the birth of their son, the Stradlings and Engle and Webb joined forces as Oak and had soon performed at most of the folk clubs in the London area.
They were asked by Bill Leader to make an LP for his Trailer label, but as Engle worked for Topic Records, he felt obliged to offer to record for them first. To his surprise, the offer was accepted and Welcome to Our Fair was recorded on May Day, 1971. The record caused enormous interest and the band played 163 gigs in the 18 months between the record's release and their final performance, on 19 December 1972.
Oak was a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's North Side Main Line, which is now part of the Brown Line. The station was located at 319 W. Oak Street in the Near North Side neighborhood of Chicago. Oak was situated south of Division, which closed at the same time as Oak, and north of Chicago. Oak opened in 1906 and closed on August 1, 1949, along with 22 other stations as part of a CTA service revision.
The OAK brand first emerged in 1903 in Newcastle, NSW. It was known as the Hunter Valley milk brand and made its name as a flavoured milk brand in 1967. The brand was launched into Queensland, South Australia and Victoria in 1998 - deleted in Victoria by 2007 and relaunched in 2010. Oak now uses skim milk instead of full cream in products.
Usage examples of "oak".
Val died, his gardens were abloom with chrysanthemums, the air golden, the oaks in his yard sculpted against a hard blue sky.
A hogshead of ale was abroach under an oak, and a fire was blazing in an open space before the trees to roast the fat deer which the foresters brought.
She emerged from the oaks, expecting to see Acorn still frozen upon the riverbank.
After shaping the slope of the barrel chime of yet another red oak slack barrel, Kharl set the adze down and blotted his forehead with the back of his forearm.
Even from his viewpoint more than ten meters away, Aiken could see the slabs of thick oak tremble from the force of rhythmic smashes.
The yard was filled with weeds and trash, along with a riot of sumac and ailanthus bushes and a pair of dead oaks.
It was a place to quote Alastor in, and nothing but a bad memory prevented my affrighting the oaks and rills with declamation.
The alcalde took his station near the trunk of the great oak, and summoned the prisoners and their accusers before him, while the crowd gathered in a grim and stern-faced circle around this improvised courtroom.
Whatever misgivings Thryis might have had about him that first night, she had soon taken to Alec and made him welcome in the group that gathered around the scrubbed oak table each morning.
Their Thor and Odin were at first, probably, only the thunder and the wind: but they had to be appeased in the dark marches of the forest, where hung rotting on the sacred oaks, amid carcases of goat and horse, the carcases of human victims.
One afternoon there rose up a flock of rooks out of a large oak tree standing separate in the midst of an arable field which was then at last being ploughed.
He would not after all be lucky enough to sit under that oak on that dreamed hillside someday with a miraculously saved Weed Atman, in some 1980s world of the future.
There was no time for him to move out of the way, no time for more than a strangled cry to escape him as the heavy oak aumbry bore him to the floor with a resounding crash.
She set an oak bench against the south wall and flanked it with buddleias for the butterflies - and decades later, the Basher, who had fought her all the way, came there to die.
The heart-shaped leaves have dropped from the bine, leaving thick bunches of red and green berries clustering about the greyish stem of the oak.