Definition of Bear oak
1. Noun. Shrubby oak of southeastern United States usually forming dense thickets.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Bear Oak
Literary usage of Bear oak
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Trees in Winter: Their Study, Planting, Care and Identification by Albert Francis Blakeslee, Chester Deacon Jarvis (1913)
"COMPARISONS—ln habit the Dwarf Chinquapin Oak most nearly resembles the bear oak but is smaller when of the same age; has flaky bark after reaching a trunk ..."
2. The Sylva Americana: Or, A Description of the Forest Trees Indigenous to the by Daniel Jay Browne (1832)
"The wood is very tough, but less durable and less esteemed by carpenters and wheelwrights than that of the white oak and chesnut white oak. bear oak. ..."
3. Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan by Asiatic Society of Japan (1881)
"It might be the point or extremity of a hill or bluff. Aina-kashi signifies literally “ sweet oak.” The “ broad.foliaged bear-oak “ mentioned immediately ..."
4. The Shrubs of Northeastern America by Charles Stedman Newhall (1893)
"bear oak. The silver-backed, little brown leaves still cling thickly to the crowded and scraggy branches. Most of the many acorns have fallen ; a few cups ..."