Definition of Silk oak
1. Noun. Any of several Australian timber trees having usually fernlike foliage and mottled wood used in cabinetry and veneering.
Generic synonyms: Grevillea
Specialized synonyms: Grevillea Banksii, Red-flowered Silky Oak, Grevillela Parallela, Silver Oak, Grevillea Robusta, Silky Oak, Beefwood, Grevillea Striata
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silk Oak
Literary usage of Silk oak
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1. Stoddart's Encyclopaedia Americana: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and by American supplement, Encyclopaedia britannica (1886)
"... trees to raise silk ; oak, evergreen oaic, elm, ash, and poplar trees, with other kinds of trees ; with useful and fragrant plants, clover, flax, hemp, ..."
2. All about Hawaii (1912)
"Of the shade trees that have been successfully used for street planting in Honolulu, the following deserve special mention : Monkeypod, Siris Tree, silk oak ..."
3. Manual of Physical Geography of Australia by Henry Beresford de la Poer Wall (1883)
"A few species are of considerable size—as, for instance, grevillea robusta, the beautiful silk oak of Queensland, which chooses the scrubby areas along the ..."