Definition of Turkey oak
1. Noun. Small slow-growing deciduous shrubby tree of dry sandy barrens of southeastern United States having leaves with bristle-tipped lobes resembling turkey's toes.
2. Noun. Small semi-evergreen shrubby tree of southeastern United States having hairy young branchlets and leaves narrowing to a slender bristly point.
3. Noun. Large round-topped deciduous tree with spreading branches having narrow falcate leaves with deeply sinuate lobes and wood similar to that of northern red oaks; New Jersey to Illinois and southward.
4. Noun. Large deciduous tree of central and southern Europe and Asia Minor having lanceolate leaves with spiked lobes.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Turkey Oak
Literary usage of Turkey oak
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. English Trees and Tree-planting by William H. Ablett (1880)
"THE OAK—ANCIENT OAKS—HISTORICAL OAKS—SOIL SUITABLE FOB THB OAK—CULTIVATION—THB turkey oak—THE CORK OAK—THE EVERGREEN ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Tho turkey oak in southern England grows twice as fast as Q. Robur ; in the ... Acorns are produced on the turkey oak in great abundance in some seasons, ..."
3. Trees and Shrubs: An Abridgment of the Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum by John Claudius Loudon (1875)
"1836 ; the Lucombe Oak, the everg een turkey oak, the Devonshire Oak, the Exeter Oak. ... The turkey oak is a free-growing tree, with straight vigorous ..."
4. An Encyclopaedia of Trees and Shrubs: Being the Arboretum Et Fruticetum by John Claudius Loudon (1869)
"1836 ; the Lucombe Oak, the everg een turkey oak, the Devonshire Oak, ... The turkey oak is a free-growing tree, with straight vigorous branches, ..."
5. Enquiry Into Plants and Minor Works on Odours and Weather Signs by Theophrastus (1916)
"... (Turkey-oak) and that of the ' broad-leaved ' oak (scrub oak) are in appearance like that ... (Turkey-oak) ; it is grey and rough 3 and hangs down for a ..."
6. A New and Easy System of Draining and Reclaiming the Bogs and Marshes of by Robert Monteath (1829)
"And the same quantity of turkey oak bark to contain 28 and four-fifth grains of tannin. So that when the common oak bark is worth L.9 per ton to the tanner, ..."