Definition of Burr oak

1. Noun. Medium to large deciduous oak of central and eastern North America with ovoid acorns deeply immersed in large fringed cups; yields tough close-grained wood.

Exact synonyms: Bur Oak, Mossy-cup Oak, Mossycup Oak, Quercus Macrocarpa
Generic synonyms: White Oak



Lexicographical Neighbors of Burr Oak

burpin'
burping
burps
burqa
burqaed
burqas
burqini
burqinis
burqua
burquas
burr
burr-headed
burr cell
burr drill
burr marigold
burr oak (current term)
burra-khana
burrata
burrawong
burred
burrel
burrel fly
burrel shot
burrell
burrells
burrels
burrer
burrers
burrfish
burrhel

Literary usage of Burr oak

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Trees and Tree-planting by James Sanks Brisbin (1888)
"Description of the burr oak as given by Dr. PR Hoy.—Its General Appearance and Beautifying Character.—Durability of its Wood. — Manner of Growth. ..."

2. The States and Territories of the Great West: Including Ohio, Indiana by Jacob Ferris (1856)
"French agriculture — Population — Geography—Geology—The lower peninsula—White-oak openings — Burr-oak openings—"Cat- holes " — Pine woods of the north ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"The second paragraph alleges that, in consideration that appellant would sell and deliver to Stephen A. Douglass certain white-oak and burr-oak timber ..."

4. The University Geological Survey of Kansas by Erasmus Haworth, Kansas Geological Survey (1902)
"A well at burr oak is reported as having the following composition : Grams per liter. Sodium (Na) 3170 Potassium (K) trace Lithium (Li) 0008 Calcium (Ca) ..."

5. Masterpieces of Murder: An Edmund Pearson True Crime Reader by Edmund Lester Pearson, Gerald Gross (1876)
"While it attains the same girth of stem as the Burr-Oak, ii same total height, ... burr oak in size, but is much more slender, and one of the most gracef ..."

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