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Definition of Turkey oak
Turkey oakOak Oak ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D.
eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.]
1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus Quercus. The oaks
have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and
staminate flowers in catkins. The fruit is a smooth nut,
called an acorn, which is more or less inclosed in a
scaly involucre called the cup or cupule. There are now
recognized about three hundred species, of which nearly
fifty occur in the United States, the rest in Europe,
Asia, and the other parts of North America, a very few
barely reaching the northern parts of South America and
Africa. Many of the oaks form forest trees of grand
proportions and live many centuries. The wood is usually
hard and tough, and provided with conspicuous medullary
rays, forming the silver grain.
2. The strong wood or timber of the oak.
Note: Among the true oaks in America are:
Barren oak, or
Black-jack, Q. nigra.
Basket oak, Q. Michauxii.
Black oak, Q. tinctoria; -- called also yellow or
Bur oak (see under Bur.), Q. macrocarpa; -- called also
over-cup or mossy-cup oak.
Chestnut oak, Q. Prinus and Q. densiflora.
Chinquapin oak (see under Chinquapin), Q. prinoides.
Coast live oak, Q. agrifolia, of California; -- also
Live oak (see under Live), Q. virens, the best of all
for shipbuilding; also, Q. Chrysolepis, of California.
Pin oak. Same as Swamp oak.
Post oak, Q. obtusifolia.
Red oak, Q. rubra.
Scarlet oak, Q. coccinea.
Scrub oak, Q. ilicifolia, Q. undulata, etc.
Shingle oak, Q. imbricaria.
Spanish oak, Q. falcata.
Swamp Spanish oak, or
Pin oak, Q. palustris.
Swamp white oak, Q. bicolor.
Water oak, Q. aguatica.
Water white oak, Q. lyrata.
Willow oak, Q. Phellos. Among the true oaks in Europe
Bitter oak, or
Turkey oak, Q. Cerris (see Cerris).
Cork oak, Q. Suber.
English white oak, Q. Robur.
Holly oak, or
Holm oak, Q. Ilex.
Kermes oak, Q. coccifera.
Nutgall oak, Q. infectoria.
Note: Among plants called oak, but not of the genus
African oak, a valuable timber tree (Oldfieldia
Australian, or She, oak, any tree of the genus
Casuarina (see Casuarina).
Indian oak, the teak tree (see Teak).
Jerusalem oak. See under Jerusalem.
New Zealand oak, a sapindaceous tree (Alectryon
Poison oak, the poison ivy. See under Poison. Turkey oakTurkey Tur"key, n. [Cf. 2d Turkey.]
An empire in the southeast of Europe and southwest of Asia.
Turkey carpet, a superior kind of carpet made in Asia Minor
and adjoining countries, having a deep pile and composed
of pure wool with a weft of different material. It is
distinguishable by its coloring and patterns from similar
carpets made in India and elsewhere.
Turkey oak. (Bot.) See Cerris.
(a) A brilliant red imparted by madder to cottons, calicoes,
etc., the fiber of which has been prepared previously
with oil or other fatty matter.
(b) Cloth dyed with this red.
Turkey sponge. (Zo["o]l.) See Toilet sponge, under
Turkey stone, a kind of oilstone from Turkey; novaculite;
-- called also Turkey oilstone.
Meaning of Turkey oak from wikipedia
- Turkey oak
is a common
name for several species
and may refer
to southeastern Europe
and Asia Minor Quercus
cerris, the Turkey oak
or Austrian oak
, is an oak native
to south-eastern Europe
and Asia Minor. It is the type species
laevis, the turkey oak
, is a member
of the red oak group
. It is native
to the southeastern United
States. The name turkey oak derives
- genus Castanopsis
and the laurel family
(Lauraceae). Sect. Cerris, the Turkey oak
and its relatives
and Asia. Styles
are long; acorns mature
- live oak
(Quercus virginiana); nesting
prairies. Original habitat
here was mainly longleaf
pine (Pinus palustris) with turkey oak
- following species
also belong: Valonia oak
(Quercus macrolepis) Turkey oak
(Quercus cerris) Quercus
× crenata Macedonian oak
(Quercus trojana) Characteristic...
castaneifolia, the chestnut-leaved oak
, is a species
in the turkey oak section Quercus
sect. Cerris. It is native
to the Caucasus
(Quercus falcata), bluejack oak
(Quercus incana), turkey oak
(Quercus laevis), blackjack oak
(Quercus marilandica), willow oak
America. Quercus acutissima
is closely related
to the Turkey oak
with it in Quercus
sect. Cerris, a section
of the genus
trojana, the Macedonian oak
is an oak
in the turkey oak section
(Quercus sect. Cerris). It is native
to southeast Europe
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