Definition of Silky oak

1. Noun. Medium to tall fast-growing tree with orange flowers and feathery bipinnate leaves silky-hairy beneath; eastern Australia.

Exact synonyms: Grevillea Robusta
Group relationships: Genus Grevillea
Generic synonyms: Silk Oak



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silky Oak

silkwear
silkweed
silkweeds
silkwoman
silkwomen
silkwood
silkworm
silkworm moth
silkworm seed
silkworms
silky
silky anteater
silky cornel
silky dogwood
silky elm
silky oak (current term)
silky pocket mouse
silky tamarin
silky terrier
silky willow
silky wisteria
sill
sillabication
sillabub
sillabubs
silladar
silladars
sillage
sillages
sillcock

Literary usage of Silky oak

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1. Forestry Handbook by R. Dalrymple Hay, Joseph Henry Maiden (1917)
"THE silky oak. The genus Grevillea is a very large one, approaching 200 species. ... On the northern rivers I have known it to be called "White silky oak" ..."

2. The Indian Forester (1895)
"The commonest tree in the Dorrigo Forest Reserve is one known to botanists as Orites excelsa, and its wood usually passes as silky oak. ..."

3. The Indian Forester (1896)
"The commonest tree in the Dorrigo Forest Reserve is one known to botanists as Orites excelsa, and its wood usually passes as silky oak. ..."

4. New Zealand Forestry by David Ernest Hutchins (1919)
"Of these only the Red Cedar and silky oak have a value comparable to Kauri; but there are parts ... silky oak (Grevillea robusta) is a quite valuable tree, ..."

5. American Architect and Building News (1903)
"St. Louis G lobe-Ile. moi-rut. A FINK QUEENSLAND THEE. —The silky oak ... The silky oak exudes both a gum and a resin. As to its vernacular name, ..."

6. The Timbers of Commerce and Their Identification by Herbert Stone (1904)
"R. Br. • PLATE XVIII. FIG. 158. Natural Order. Proteaceae. Alternative Names. silky oak: Silvery Oak (85). Many species belonging to this order and to the ..."

7. A Manual of Dangerous Insects Likely to be Introduced in the United States by United States Bureau of Entomology (1918)
"(silky oak Weevil Borer. ... Hosts: silky oak (Grevillea robusta), and kauri (Agathis australis). ..."

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