Definition of Quercus lyrata

1. Noun. Medium-large deciduous timber tree of central and southern United States; acorns deeply immersed in the cup and mature in first year.

Exact synonyms: Overcup Oak
Generic synonyms: Oak, Oak Tree

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quercus Lyrata

Quercus cerris
Quercus chrysolepis
Quercus coccinea
Quercus ellipsoidalis
Quercus falcata
Quercus garryana
Quercus grosseserrata
Quercus ilex
Quercus ilicifolia
Quercus imbricaria
Quercus incana
Quercus kelloggii
Quercus laevis
Quercus laurifolia
Quercus lobata
Quercus lyrata
Quercus macrocarpa
Quercus marilandica
Quercus michauxii
Quercus mongolica
Quercus montana
Quercus muehlenbergii
Quercus myrtifolia
Quercus nigra
Quercus nuttalli
Quercus palustris
Quercus petraea
Quercus phellos
Quercus prinoides
Quercus prinus

Literary usage of Quercus lyrata

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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1896)
"quercus lyrata Walt. Fl. Car. 235. 1753. A large tree, maximum height about 100° and trunk diameter 3>£0; bark gray or reddish, in thin plates. ..."

2. Pamphlets on Forestry in North Carolina (1897)
"... in the Piedmont section for staves, and it is extensively used throughout the middle and eastern counties for posts, ties, etc. quercus lyrata, Walter. ..."

3. Manual of the Trees of North America (exclusive of Mexico) by Charles Sprague Sargent (1922)
"A tree, sometimes 100° high and one of the handsomest of North American Oaks; also produced artificially by Professor H. Ness by crossing quercus lyrata and ..."

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