Definition of Bear oak

1. Noun. Shrubby oak of southeastern United States usually forming dense thickets.

Exact synonyms: Quercus Ilicifolia
Generic synonyms: Scrub Oak

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bear Oak

bear claws
bear cub
bear cubs
bear down
bear down on
bear down upon
bear false witness
bear fruit
bear hug
bear hugs
bear in mind
bear in with
bear market
bear markets
bear oak (current term)
bear off
bear off from
bear on
bear out
bear paw
bear pit
bear pits
bear spread
bear the scars
bear trap
bear traps
bear up
bear upon
bear walker

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 ..."

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