water oak

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water oak (plural water oaks)

  1. A type of hard oak tree, Quercus nigra, of the southern US.
    • 1967, William Styron, The Confessions of Nat Turner (Vintage 2004), page 200:
      I recall a catbird high in the water oak above, swinging like a rag amid the branches, jabbering and screeching [...].

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