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.
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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, ..."