Definition of Basket oak
1. Noun. Medium to large deciduous tree of the eastern United States; its durable wood is used as timber or split and woven into baskets or chair seats.
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Literary usage of Basket oak
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1. Field Book of American Trees and Shrubs: A Concise Description of the by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1915)
"138, also basket oak, pg. 141, westward only to sw Ind. and se Mo. 28. I. While Oak, pg. 134, also Swamp Wh. Oak, pg. 140, the upper halt only, ..."
2. The Tree Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Trees of North America by Julia Ellen Rogers (1905)
"It is easy to see why the name "basket oak" came into use. But who shall explain the name ... The basket oak is one of the best mast trees in the country. ..."
3. Wood: A Manual of the Natural History and Industrial Applications of the by George Simonds Boulger (1908)
"Valued for railway-ties, cooperage, furniture, fencing, and fuel. Oak, Cow. See Oak, Basket. Oak, Duck. See Oak, Water. Oak, Iron. See Oak, Post. ..."
4. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and ...by Liberty Hyde Bailey by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"—*Prinus (*Chestnut Oak): Q. montana. — Prinus (basket oak); applied in — pyramidalis: *Q. Robur fastigiata. —*Robur. —*rubra. ..."
5. Native Trees of Kentucky: A Handbook by Sarah Webb Maury (1910)
"The basket oak, or Cow Oak, found abundantly in low grounds of Western Kentucky, ... basket oak ranks among the foremost mast trees of the Oak Family. ..."
6. The Geography of Commerce by Spencer Trotter (1911)
"The basket oak reaches its best development in the rich bottom lands of Arkansas and Louisiana. The tan-bark oak, best developed in the California redwood ..."