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.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Burr Oak
burr oak (current term)
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 ..."