Definition of Cork tree
1. Noun. Deciduous tree of China and Manchuria having a turpentine aroma and handsome compound leaves turning yellow in autumn and deeply fissured corky bark.
Group relationships: Genus Phellodendron, Phellodendron
Generic synonyms: Tree
2. Noun. Prickly Australian coral tree having soft spongy wood.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cork Tree
Literary usage of Cork tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"The cork tree is from 30 to CO feet high, and 3-4 feet thick. ... Speaking generally, the cork tree seems to thrive best on dry granitic and sandy soils, ..."
2. Friends Intelligencer by Friends Intelligencer Association (1856)
"THE cork tree. About a hogshead of acorns of the cork tree was ordered from the South of Europe for distribution in the middle and southern States for ..."
3. A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins by Johann Beckmann (1846)
"This apparent contradiction several commentators have endeavoured to clear up, but their labour seems unnecessary; for there is a species of our cork-tree ..."
4. The Earth and Its Inhabitants by Élisée Reclus (1893)
"A number of families, who escaped captivity at the time of the capture of Tabarka by the Tunisians in Fig. 62 — CORK-TREE OF ..."
5. American Druggist (1891)
"And now comes the cork tree to the front to claim its share of public attention as an important source of wealth, for future generations at least, ..."
6. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"Speaking generally, the cork tree seems to thrive best on dry granitic and ... The complete bark of the cork tree consists of two layers : (2) The green ..."