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An oak (1)


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 ‎(aigílōps, Turkey oak)).



oak ‎(countable and uncountable, plural oaks)

  1. (countable) A tree of the genus Quercus.
    • 1879, Richard Jefferies, The Amateur Poacher, chapter1:
      It was not far from the house; but the ground sank into a depression there, and the ridge of it behind shut out everything except just the roof of the tallest hayrick. As one sat on the sward behind the elm, with the back turned on the rick and nothing in front but the tall elms and the oaks in the other hedge, it was quite easy to fancy it the verge of the prairie with the backwoods close by.
    • 1912, Zane Grey, Riders of the Purple Sage, Chapter 8
      Instead there were the white of aspens, streaks of branch and slender trunk glistening from the green of leaves, and the darker green of oaks, and through the middle of this forest, from wall to wall, ran a winding line of brilliant green which marked the course of cottonwoods and willows.
  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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