Definition of Cork oak

1. Noun. Medium-sized evergreen oak of southern Europe and northern Africa having thick corky bark that is periodically stripped to yield commercial cork.

Exact synonyms: Quercus Suber
Generic synonyms: Oak, Oak Tree



Definition of Cork oak

1. Noun. A type of evergreen oak tree, ''Quercus suber'', native to southeast Europe and northwest Africa. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cork Oak

corino
corinos
coriolis force
corious
corium
corium coronae
corium parietis
coriums
corival
corivals
cork
cork-board
cork jacket
cork oak (current term)
cork oaks
cork taint
cork tree
cork up
corkage
corkages
corkboard
corkboards
corked
corker
corkers
corkier
corkiest
corkiness

Literary usage of Cork oak

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1. Enquiry Into Plants and Minor Works on Odours and Weather Signs by Theophrastus (1916)
"Some however are more local, such as the cork-oak : this occurs in Tyrrhenia 2 ; it is a tree with a distinct trunk and few branches, and is fairly tall and ..."

2. Forestry Quarterly by New York State College of Forestry (1913)
"Dr. Klein writes a very interesting article Cork on the economic significance of the cork Oak. oak in Portugal, which contains, however, other information ..."

3. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1847)
"The bark of the cork oak, has been sold in London as alcornoque bark. Some years ago the Apothecaries' Company being in want of alcornoque bark, ..."

4. English Trees and Tree-planting by William H. Ablett (1880)
"THE OAK—ANCIENT OAKS—HISTORICAL OAKS—SOIL SUITABLE FOB THB OAK—CULTIVATION—THB TURKEY OAK—THE cork oak—THE EVERGREEN ..."

5. A History of the Vegetable Kingdom: Embracing the Physiology of Plants, with by William Rhind (1857)
"The timber of the cork oak is heavy, hard, and compact, but is not so durable as that of the common oak, especially when exposed to water. ..."

6. The Industrial Resources, Etc., of the Southern and Western States by James Dunwoody Brownson De Bow (1852)
"... call the attention of the southern agriculturalist is the cork oak, .... i? introduce nnd rear the cork oak in places unfit for the culture of cotton. ..."

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