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{adj: fumed} (of wood) darkened or colored by exposure to ammonia fumes
"fumed oak"



{adj: great} relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
"a great juicy steak"
"a great multitude"
"the great auk"
"a great old oak"
"a great ocean liner"
"a great delay"

{adj: implicit, inexplicit} implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something
"an implicit agreement not to raise the subject"
"there was implicit criticism in his voice"
"anger was implicit in the argument"
"the oak is implicit in the acorn"
<-> explicit

{adj: massive, monolithic, monumental} imposing in size or bulk or solidity
"massive oak doors"
"Moore's massive sculptures"
"the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture"
"a monumental scale"

{adj: oaken} consisting of or made of wood of the oak tree
"a solid oak table"
"the old oaken bucket"

{adv: tidily} in a tidy manner
"the door gave access to a tidily furnished sitting-room where chintz and oak predominated"

{n: American turkey oak, turkey oak, Quercus laevis} small slow-growing deciduous shrubby tree of dry sandy barrens of southeastern United States having leaves with bristle-tipped lobes resembling turkey's toes

{n: American white oak, Quercus alba} large slow-growing deciduous tree of the eastern United States having stout spreading branches and leaves with usually 7 rounded lobes; yields strong and durable hard wood

{n: Amphibolips, genus Amphibolips} cynipid gall wasps, especially causing oak-apple galls

{n: Andricus, genus Andricus} cynipid gall wasps, chiefly affecting oaks

{n: Arizona white oak, Quercus arizonica} semi-evergreen shrub or small tree of Arizona and New Mexico having acorns with hemispherical cups

{n: California black oak, Quercus kelloggii} large deciduous tree of the Pacific coast having deeply parted bristle-tipped leaves

{n: California white oak, valley oak, valley white oak, roble, Quercus lobata} tall graceful deciduous California oak having leathery leaves and slender pointed acorns

{n: Chinese cork oak, Quercus variabilis} medium to large deciduous tree of China, Japan, and Korea having thick corky bark

{n: European turkey oak, turkey oak, Quercus cerris} large deciduous tree of central and southern Europe and Asia Minor having lanceolate leaves with spiked lobes

{n: Fagaceae, family Fagaceae, beech family} chiefly monoecious trees and shrubs: beeches; chestnuts; oaks; genera Castanea, Castanopsis, Chrysolepis, Fagus, Lithocarpus, Nothofagus, Quercus

{n: Gymnocarpium, genus Gymnocarpium} oak ferns: in some classification systems included in genus Thelypteris

{n: Japanese oak, Lithocarpus glabra, Lithocarpus glaber} small evergreen tree of China and Japan

{n: Japanese oak, Quercus mongolica, Quercus grosseserrata} oak with moderately light fine-grained wood; Japan

{n: Jerusalem oak, feather geranium, Mexican tea, Chenopodium botrys, Atriplex mexicana} Eurasian aromatic oak-leaved goosefoot with many yellow-green flowers; naturalized North America

{n: Lithocarpus, genus Lithocarpus} tanbark oaks

{n: Nuttall oak, Nuttall's oak, Quercus nuttalli} similar to the pin oak; grows in damp sites in Mississippi River basin

{n: Oak Leaf Cluster} a United States military decoration consisting of bronze or silver oak leaves and acorns awarded to anyone who has won a given medal before

{n: Oregon white oak, Oregon oak, Garry oak, Quercus garryana} small deciduous tree of western North America with crooked branches and pale grey bark

{n: Quercus, genus Quercus} oaks

{n: Russia leather} a smooth leather tanned with willow, birch, or oak, and scented on the flesh side with birch oil

{n: Shumard oak, Shumard red oak, Quercus shumardii} large deciduous red oak of southern and eastern United States having large seven-lobed to nine-lobed elliptical leaves, large acorns and medium hard coarse-grained wood

{n: Spanish oak, Quercus texana} small deciduous tree having the trunk branched almost from the base with spreading branches; Texas and southern Oklahoma

{n: Viminaria, genus Viminaria} one species: Australian leafless shrubs: swamp oak

{n: Viscum, genus Viscum} type genus of the Viscaceae: Old World evergreen shrubs parasitic on many trees including oaks but especially apple trees, poplars, aspens and cottonwoods

{n: acorn} fruit of the oak tree: a smooth thin-walled nut in a woody cup-shaped base

{n: alpine ash, mountain oak, Eucalyptus delegatensis} tall timber tree with hard heavy pinkish or light brown wood

{n: basket oak, cow oak, Quercus prinus, Quercus montana} 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

{n: bear oak, Quercus ilicifolia} shrubby oak of southeastern United States usually forming dense thickets

{n: black oak, yellow oak, quercitron, quercitron oak, Quercus velutina} medium to large deciduous timber tree of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada having dark outer bark and yellow inner bark used for tanning; broad five-lobed leaves are bristle-tipped

{n: blackjack oak, blackjack, jack oak, Quercus marilandica} a common scrubby deciduous tree of central and southeastern United States having dark bark and broad three-lobed (club-shaped) leaves; tends to form dense thickets

{n: bluejack oak, turkey oak, Quercus incana} small semi-evergreen shrubby tree of southeastern United States having hairy young branchlets and leaves narrowing to a slender bristly point

{n: bourbon} whiskey distilled from a mash of corn and malt and rye and aged in charred oak barrels

{n: bur oak, burr oak, mossy-cup oak, mossycup oak, Quercus macrocarpa} medium to large deciduous oak of central and eastern North America with ovoid acorns deeply immersed in large fringed cups; yields tough close-grained wood

{n: canyon oak, canyon live oak, maul oak, iron oak, Quercus chrysolepis} medium-sized evergreen of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico with oblong leathery often spiny-edged leaves

{n: chestnut oak} an oak having leaves resembling those of chestnut trees

{n: chinquapin oak, chinkapin oak, yellow chestnut oak, Quercus muehlenbergii} medium-sized deciduous tree of the eastern United States that yields a strong durable wood

{n: coast live oak, California live oak, Quercus agrifolia} highly variable often shrubby evergreen oak of coastal zone of western North America having small thick usually spiny-toothed dark-green leaves

{n: common oak, English oak, pedunculate oak, Quercus robur} medium to large deciduous European oak having smooth leaves with rounded lobes; yields hard strong light-colored wood

{n: cork oak, Quercus suber} medium-sized evergreen oak of southern Europe and northern Africa having thick corky bark that is periodically stripped to yield commercial cork

{n: cork} outer bark of the cork oak; used for stoppers for bottles etc.

{n: durmast, Quercus petraea, Quercus sessiliflora} deciduous European oak valued for its tough elastic wood

{n: dwarf chinkapin oak, dwarf chinquapin oak, dwarf oak, Quercus prinoides} deciduous shrubby tree of northeastern and central United States having a sweet edible nut and often forming dense thickets

{n: eastern poison oak, Toxicodendron quercifolium, Rhus quercifolia, Rhus toxicodenedron} poisonous shrub of southeastern United States causing a rash on contact

{n: fumed oak} oak given a weathered appearance by exposure to fumes of ammonia; used for cabinetwork

{n: gall wasp, gallfly, cynipid wasp, cynipid gall wasp} small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plants

{n: holm oak, holm tree, holly-leaved oak, evergreen oak, Quercus ilex} evergreen oak of southern Europe having leaves somewhat resembling those of holly; yields a hard wood

{n: holm oak} hard wood of the holm oak tree

{n: huckleberry oak, Quercus vaccinifolia} a low spreading or prostrate shrub of southwestern United States with small acorns and leaves resembling those of the huckleberry

{n: interior live oak, Quercus wislizenii, Quercus wizlizenii} a small shrubby evergreen tree of western North America similar to the coast live oak but occurring chiefly in foothills of mountain ranges removed from the coast; an important part of the chaparral

{n: jack oak, northern pin oak, Quercus ellipsoidalis} small to medium deciduous oak of east central North America; leaves have sharply pointed lobes

{n: laurel oak, pin oak, Quercus laurifolia} large nearly semi-evergreen oak of southeastern United States; thrives in damp soil

{n: limestone fern, northern oak fern, Gymnocarpium robertianum} yellow-green fern of rocky areas of northern hemisphere

{n: live oak} any of several American evergreen oaks

{n: mistletoe, Loranthus europaeus} shrub of central and southeastern Europe; partially parasitic on beeches, chestnuts and oaks

{n: mountain skink, Eumeces callicephalus} frequents oak and pine habitats in rocky mountainous areas of United States southwest and Mexico

{n: myrtle oak, seaside scrub oak, Quercus myrtifolia} small evergreen shrub or tree of southeastern United States; often forms almost impenetrable thickets in sandy coastal areas

{n: northern red oak, Quercus rubra, Quercus borealis} large symmetrical deciduous tree with rounded crown widely distributed in eastern North America; has large leaves with triangular spiny tipped lobes and coarse-grained wood less durable than that of white oaks

{n: oak apple} oak gall caused by larvae of a cynipid wasp

{n: oak blight} a black plant louse that lives on oaks and dogwoods

{n: oak chestnut} a tree of the genus Castanopsis

{n: oak fern, Gymnocarpium dryopteris, Thelypteris dryopteris} bright blue-green fern widely distributed especially in damp acid woodlands of temperate northern hemisphere

{n: oak, oak tree} a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves
"great oaks grow from little acorns"

{n: oak-leaved goosefoot, oakleaf goosefoot, Chenopodium glaucum} annual European plant with spikes of greenish flowers and leaves that are white and hairy on the underside; common as a weed in North America

{n: oak} the hard durable wood of any oak; used especially for furniture and flooring

{n: overcup oak, Quercus lyrata} medium-large deciduous timber tree of central and southern United States; acorns deeply immersed in the cup and mature in first year

{n: pin oak, swamp oak, Quercus palustris} fast-growing medium to large pyramidal deciduous tree of northeastern United States and southeastern Canada having deeply pinnatifid leaves that turn bright red in autumn; thrives in damp soil

{n: poison ivy, markweed, poison mercury, poison oak, Toxicodendron radicans, Rhus radicans} climbing plant common in eastern and central United States with ternate leaves and greenish flowers followed by white berries; yields an irritating oil that causes a rash on contact

{n: poison oak} dermatitis resulting from contact with a poison oak plant

{n: post oak, box white oak, brash oak, iron oak, Quercus stellata} small deciduous tree of eastern and central United States having dark green lyrate pinnatifid leaves and tough moisture-resistant wood used especially for fence posts

{n: quercitron} a yellow dye made from the bark of the quercitron oak tree

{n: red beech, brown oak, booyong, crow's foot, stave wood, silky elm, Heritiera trifoliolata, Terrietia trifoliolata} large tree of Australasia

{n: red oak} any of numerous American oaks having 4 stamens in each floret, acorns requiring two years to mature and leaf veins usually extending beyond the leaf margin to form points or bristles

{n: red-flowered silky oak, Grevillea banksii} tall shrub with cylindrical racemes of red flowers and pinnatifid leaves silky and grey beneath; eastern Australia

{n: scarlet oak, Quercus coccinea} medium-large deciduous tree with a thick trunk found in the eastern United States and southern Canada and having close-grained wood and deeply seven-lobed leaves turning scarlet in autumn

{n: scrub oak} any of various chiefly American small shrubby oaks often a dominant form on thin dry soils sometimes forming dense thickets

{n: she-oak} any of several Australian trees of the genus Casuarina

{n: shiitake, shiitake mushroom, Chinese black mushroom, golden oak mushroom, Oriental black mushroom, Lentinus edodes} edible east Asian mushroom having a golden or dark brown to blackish cap and an inedible stipe

{n: shillelagh, shillalah} a cudgel made of hardwood (usually oak or blackthorn)

{n: shingle oak, laurel oak, Quercus imbricaria} small deciduous tree of eastern and central United States having leaves that shine like laurel; wood is used in western states for shingles

{n: silk oak} any of several Australian timber trees having usually fernlike foliage and mottled wood used in cabinetry and veneering

{n: silky oak, Grevillea robusta} medium to tall fast-growing tree with orange flowers and feathery bipinnate leaves silky-hairy beneath; eastern Australia

{n: silver oak, Grevillela parallela} small slender tree with usually entire grey-green pendulous leaves and white or cream flowers; northern Australia

{n: southern live oak, Quercus virginiana} medium-sized evergreen native to eastern North America to the east coast of Mexico; often cultivated as shade tree for it wide-spreading crown; extremely hard tough durable wood once used in shipbuilding

{n: southern red oak, swamp red oak, turkey oak, Quercus falcata} large round-topped deciduous tree with spreading branches having narrow falcate leaves with deeply sinuate lobes and wood similar to that of northern red oaks; New Jersey to Illinois and southward

{n: swamp chestnut oak, Quercus michauxii} medium to large deciduous tree of moist areas of southeastern United States similar to the basket oak

{n: swamp oak, Viminaria juncea, Viminaria denudata} Australian leafless shrub resembling broom and having small yellow flowers

{n: swamp white oak, swamp oak, Quercus bicolor} large deciduous oak of the eastern United States with a flaky bark and leaves that have fewer lobes than other white oaks; yields heavy strong wood used in construction; thrives in wet soil

{n: tanbark oak, Lithocarpus densiflorus} evergreen oak of the Pacific coast area having large leathery leaves; yields tanbark

{n: water oak, possum oak, Quercus nigra} relatively tall deciduous water oak of southeastern United States often cultivated as a shade tree; thrives in wet soil

{n: western poison oak, Toxicodendron diversilobum, Rhus diversiloba} poisonous shrub of the Pacific coast of North America that causes a rash on contact

{n: white oak} any of numerous Old World and American oaks having 6 to 8 stamens in each floret, acorns that mature in one year and leaf veins that never extend beyond the margin of the leaf

{n: willow oak, Quercus phellos} medium to large deciduous oak of the eastern United States having long lanceolate leaves and soft strong wood

{v: ferment, work} cause to undergo fermentation
"We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content"
"The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats"

{v: hew} strike with an axe ; cut down, strike
"hew an oak"


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