Definition of Red oak
1. Noun. Any of numerous American oaks having 4 stamens in each floret, acorns requiring two years to mature and leaf veins usually extending beyond the leaf margin to form points or bristles.
Specialized synonyms: Quercus Falcata, Southern Red Oak, Swamp Red Oak, Turkey Oak, Northern Red Oak, Quercus Borealis, Quercus Rubra, Quercus Shumardii, Shumard Oak, Shumard Red Oak
Lexicographical Neighbors of Red Oak
Literary usage of Red oak
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1849)
"dge 3 Lot is bounded with two red Oak trees marked co 4 Lot is bounded with two red Oaks marked in 5 Lot is bounded with a red Oak and a pine tree marked 6 ..."
2. The Important Timber Trees of the United States: A Manual of Practical by Simon Bolivar Elliott (1912)
"red oak CLASS OF the red oak class there are but few of the twenty- four different species in the United States which may be considered of sufficient ..."
3. History of Augusta County, Virginia by John Lewis Peyton (1882)
"... red oak and hickory by the river side, then from the first mentioned five ... between a white and red oak; thence SE 103 poles by four linds and white ..."
4. The Materials of Engineering by Robert Henry Thurston (1884)
"larger than the preceding species, and is an excellent timber- tree. 70. The Red Oak (Quercus ... red oak ..."
5. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1903)
"Bearing these considerations in mind, we should have here a sure method for distinguishing disputed samples of white and red oak. ..."
6. Trees that Every Child Should Know: Easy Tree Studies for All Seasons of the by Julia Ellen Rogers (1909)
"The red oak is a large, stately tree, sometimes 150 feet in height, ... red oak leaves are thinner than those of black oak, and not so harsh when crumpled ..."
7. Johnson's Materials of Construction by John Butler Johnson (1918)
"red oak of commerce includes red, pin, Spanish and black oaks. The sources of supply arc the same as for white oak. The wood of the red oaks, ..."
8. Johnson's Materials of Construction by John Butler Johnson, Morton Owen Withey (1919)
"red oak of commerce includes red, pin, Spanish and black oaks. The sources of supply are the same as for white oak. The wood of the red oaks, ..."