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Oak vs. Oaken

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Oaknoun

(countable) A deciduous tree with distinctive deeply lobed leaves, acorns, and notably strong wood, typically of England and northeastern North America, included in genus Quercus.

Oakenadjective

Made from the wood of the oak tree. Also in metaphorical uses, suggesting robustness.

Oaknoun

(uncountable) The wood of the oak.

Oakenadjective

Made or consisting of oaks or of the wood of oaks.

‘Oaken timber, wherewith to build ships.’;

Oaknoun

A rich brown colour, like that of oak wood.

Oakenadjective

consisting of or made of wood of the oak tree;

‘a solid oak table’; ‘the old oaken bucket’;

Oaknoun

Any tree of the genus Quercus, in family Fagaceae.

Oaken

Oaken is a small village in Staffordshire, England. The first mention of the Oaken place-name was in 1086 when it was listed in the Domesday book as Ache.

Oaknoun

Any tree of other genera and species of trees resembling typical oaks of genus Quercus in some ways.

Oaknoun

The she-oaks in Allocasuarina and Casuarina, of family Casuarinaceae

Oaknoun

Lagunaria, white oak, in family Malvaceae

Oaknoun

Various species called silky oak, in family Proteaceae

Oaknoun

Toxicodendron, poison oak, in family Anacardiaceae

Oaknoun

Various tanbark oak or stone oak species in family Fagaceae, genera Lithocarpus and Notholithocarpus.

Oaknoun

The outer (lockable) door of a set of rooms in a college or similar institution. (Often in the phrase "to sport one's oak").

Oaknoun

(wine) The flavor of oak.

Oakadjective

having a rich brown colour, like that of oak wood.

Oakadjective

made of oak wood or timber

‘an oak table, oak beam, etc’;

Oakverb

To expose to oak in order for the oak to impart its flavors.

Oaknoun

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.

Oaknoun

The strong wood or timber of the oak.

Oaknoun

the hard durable wood of any oak; used especially for furniture and flooring

Oaknoun

a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves;

‘great oaks grow from little acorns’;

Oak

An oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus (; Latin ) of the beech family, Fagaceae. There are approximately 500 extant species of oaks.

‘oak tree’;

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