Definition of Scarlet oak

1. Noun. Medium-large deciduous tree with a thick trunk found in the eastern United States and southern Canada and having close-grained wood and deeply seven-lobed leaves turning scarlet in autumn.

Exact synonyms: Quercus Coccinea
Generic synonyms: Oak, Oak Tree



Lexicographical Neighbors of Scarlet Oak

scarlet bush
scarlet clematis
scarlet cup
scarlet fever
scarlet fever antitoxin
scarlet fevers
scarlet fritillary
scarlet hamelia
scarlet haw
scarlet letter
scarlet letters
scarlet lychnis
scarlet maple
scarlet musk flower
scarlet oak (current term)
scarlet pimpernel
scarlet plume
scarlet red
scarlet red sulfonate
scarlet runner
scarlet runner bean
scarlet strawberry
scarlet sumac
scarlet tanager
scarlet wisteria tree
scarlet woman
scarlet women
scarleted
scarleting

Literary usage of Scarlet oak

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

1. Field Book of American Trees and Shrubs: A Concise Description of the by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1915)
"scarlet oak, pg. 149, also Laurel Oak, pg. 157, east only to Pa., northwest s. Mich, to Neb., southwest to n. Ark. and south to Ala. ..."

2. Trees in Winter: Their Study, Planting, Care and Identification by Albert Francis Blakeslee, Chester Deacon Jarvis (1913)
"LEAVES—obovate to oblong with broad bristle-pointed lobes sometimes indistinguishable from those of scarlet oak. Large, thin-walled, spherical insect galls ..."

3. Trees in Winter: Their Study, Planting, Care and Identification by Albert Francis Blakeslee, Chester Deacon Jarvis (1913)
"LEAVES—obovate to oblong with broad bristle-pointed lobes sometimes indistinguishable from those of scarlet oak. Large, thin-walled, spherical insect galls ..."

4. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1867)
"scarlet oak. Quercus coccinea, the leaves ] of which turn red in dying. Scarp. [ ESCARP. ... scarlet oak."

5. Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain by John Claudius Loudon (1838)
"The scarlet oak, in the climate of London, and in Europe generally, may be scarlet oak, ... The scarlet oak, says the younger Michaux, is first seen in ..."

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