oak

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English[edit]

An oak (1)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English ook, from Old English āc, from Proto-Germanic *aiks (compare Scots aik, West Frisian iik, Dutch eik, German Eiche, Danish eg), from Proto-Indo-European *eiḱ or *eiǵ- (compare Latin aesculus (Durmast oak), Lithuanian ąžuolas (oak), Albanian enjë (juniper, yew), Ancient Greek αἰγίλωψ (aigilōps, Turkey oak))

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oak (countable and uncountable, plural oaks)

  1. (countable) A tree of the genus Quercus.
  2. (uncountable) The wood of the oak.
  3. A rich brown colour, like that of oak wood.
    oak colour:    

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oak (not comparable)

  1. (colour) of a rich brown colour, like that of oak wood.
  2. made of oak wood or timber
    an oak table, oak beam, etc
  3. consisting of oak trees
    an oak wood, oak forest, etc

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