Definition of Swamp oak
1. Noun. Australian leafless shrub resembling broom and having small yellow flowers.
Group relationships: Genus Viminaria, Viminaria
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
2. Noun. 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.
3. Noun. 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.
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Literary usage of Swamp oak
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1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases and Usages with by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"Its banks (Murrumbidgee) are fringed with the beautiful swamp-oak, ... 100: " Softly the swamp-oak Muttered its sorrows to her and to me." 1883. ..."
2. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"40 : " Your voice came to me, soft and distant seeming, As comes the murmur of the swamp- oak's tone." 1870. FS Wilson, ' Australian Songs,' p. i oo ..."
3. Forestry Handbook by R. Dalrymple Hay, Joseph Henry Maiden (1917)
"I recommend, the name " swamp oak " for this tree, and shall recommend the name '' River Oak " to be reserved for C. Cunninghamiana. Aboriginal Names. ..."
4. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"Swamp-oak. Any kind of oak growing in a swamp. See PIN- OAK. 1854 The swamp-oak, with his royal purple on, Glares red as blood across the sinking sun, ..."
5. The Forester's Manual: Or, The Forest Trees of Eastern North America by Ernest Thompson Seton (1912)
"... its bright yellow nut and its yellow brown winter foliage amply entitle it to be called "golden oak." PIN OAK oft swamp oak ... PIN OAK OR swamp oak. ..."
6. Wood: A Manual of the Natural History and Industrial Applications of the by George Simonds Boulger (1908)
"Also known as " Swamp- Oak, Desert" or " River She Oak." Aborig. " Billa." Height 40—50 ft. ; diam. 1—2 ft. Red with small darker veins, somewhat resembling ..."
7. Wood: A Manual of the Natural History and Industrial Applications of the by George Simonds Boulger (1908)
"... woods have been known in English trade as " Botany Oak," and used in veneer and inlaying. Oak, Bull (Casuarina glauca Sieb.). Also known as "Swamp- Oak, ..."