oakness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

oak +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

oakness (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being oak, or of being an oak tree.
    • 2004, François Gallix, ‎Vanessa Guignery, Crime Fictions: Subverted Codes and New Structures, page 2
      The rational detective, of course, is not prepared to bow before oakness and elmness.
    • 2007, Siniša Malešević, ‎Mark Haugaard, Ernest Gellner and Contemporary Social Thought, page 86:
      For Aristotle, an acorn becomes an oak, because it has the essence of oakness within it, which means it should become an oak.