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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Oak  \Oak\  ([=o]k),  n.  [OE.  oke,  ok  ak  AS  [=a]c;  akin  to  D. 
  eik,  G.  eiche,  OHG.  eih,  Icel.  eik,  Sw  ek  Dan.  eeg.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  Any  tree  or  shrub  of  the  genus  {Quercus}.  The  oaks 
  have  alternate  leaves,  often  variously  lobed,  and 
  staminate  flowers  in  catkins.  The  fruit  is  a  smooth  nut, 
  called  an  {acorn},  which  is  more  or  less  inclosed  in  a 
  scaly  involucre  called  the  cup  or  cupule.  There  are  now 
  recognized  about  three  hundred  species,  of  which  nearly 
  fifty  occur  in  the  United  States,  the  rest  in  Europe, 
  Asia,  and  the  other  parts  of  North  America,  a  very  few 
  barely  reaching  the  northern  parts  of  South  America  and 
  Africa.  Many  of  the  oaks  form  forest  trees  of  grand 
  proportions  and  live  many  centuries.  The  wood  is  usually 
  hard  and  tough,  and  provided  with  conspicuous  medullary 
  rays,  forming  the  silver  grain. 
  2.  The  strong  wood  or  timber  of  the  oak. 
  Note:  Among  the  true  oaks  in  America  are: 
  {Barren  oak},  or 
  {Black-jack},  {Q.  nigra}. 
  {Basket  oak},  {Q.  Michauxii}. 
  {Black  oak},  {Q.  tinctoria};  --  called  also  {yellow}  or 
  {quercitron  oak}. 
  {Bur  oak}  (see  under  {Bur}.),  {Q.  macrocarpa};  --  called  also 
  {over-cup}  or  {mossy-cup  oak}. 
  {Chestnut  oak},  {Q.  Prinus}  and  {Q.  densiflora}. 
  {Chinquapin  oak}  (see  under  {Chinquapin}),  {Q.  prinoides}. 
  {Coast  live  oak},  {Q.  agrifolia},  of  California;  --  also 
  called  {enceno}. 
  {Live  oak}  (see  under  {Live}),  {Q.  virens},  the  best  of  all 
  for  shipbuilding;  also  {Q.  Chrysolepis},  of  California. 
  {Pin  oak}.  Same  as  {Swamp  oak}. 
  {Post  oak},  {Q.  obtusifolia}. 
  {Red  oak},  {Q.  rubra}. 
  {Scarlet  oak},  {Q.  coccinea}. 
  {Scrub  oak},  {Q.  ilicifolia},  {Q.  undulata},  etc 
  {Shingle  oak},  {Q.  imbricaria}. 
  {Spanish  oak},  {Q.  falcata}. 
  {Swamp  Spanish  oak},  or 
  {Pin  oak},  {Q.  palustris}. 
  {Swamp  white  oak},  {Q.  bicolor}. 
  {Water  oak},  {Q.  aguatica}. 
  {Water  white  oak},  {Q.  lyrata}. 
  {Willow  oak},  {Q.  Phellos}.  Among  the  true  oaks  in  Europe 
  {Bitter  oak},  or 
  {Turkey  oak},  {Q.  Cerris}  (see  {Cerris}). 
  {Cork  oak},  {Q.  Suber}. 
  {English  white  oak},  {Q.  Robur}. 
  {Evergreen  oak}, 
  {Holly  oak},  or 
  {Holm  oak},  {Q.  Ilex}. 
  {Kermes  oak},  {Q.  coccifera}. 
  {Nutgall  oak},  {Q.  infectoria}. 
  Note:  Among  plants  called  oak,  but  not  of  the  genus 
  {Quercus},  are: 
  {African  oak},  a  valuable  timber  tree  ({Oldfieldia 
  {Australian,  or  She},  {oak},  any  tree  of  the  genus 
  {Casuarina}  (see  {Casuarina}). 
  {Indian  oak},  the  teak  tree  (see  {Teak}). 
  {Jerusalem  oak}.  See  under  {Jerusalem}. 
  {New  Zealand  oak},  a  sapindaceous  tree  ({Alectryon 
  {Poison  oak},  the  poison  ivy.  See  under  {Poison}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  {Silky,  or  Silk-bark},  {oak},  an  Australian  tree  ({Grevillea 
  {Green  oak},  oak  wood  colored  green  by  the  growth  of  the 
  mycelium  of  certain  fungi. 
  {Oak  apple},  a  large  smooth,  round  gall  produced  on  the 
  leaves  of  the  American  red  oak  by  a  gallfly  ({Cynips 
  confluens}).  It  is  green  and  pulpy  when  young. 
  {Oak  beauty}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  British  geometrid  moth  ({Biston 
  prodromaria})  whose  larva  feeds  on  the  oak. 
  {Oak  gall},  a  gall  found  on  the  oak.  See  2d  {Gall}. 
  {Oak  leather}  (Bot.),  the  mycelium  of  a  fungus  which  forms 
  leatherlike  patches  in  the  fissures  of  oak  wood. 
  {Oak  pruner}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Pruner},  the  insect. 
  {Oak  spangle},  a  kind  of  gall  produced  on  the  oak  by  the 
  insect  {Diplolepis  lenticularis}. 
  {Oak  wart},  a  wartlike  gall  on  the  twigs  of  an  oak. 
  {The  Oaks},  one  of  the  three  great  annual  English  horse  races 
  (the  Derby  and  St  Leger  being  the  others).  It  was 
  instituted  in  1779  by  the  Earl  of  Derby,  and  so  called 
  from  his  estate. 
  {To  sport  one's  oak},  to  be  ``not  at  home  to  visitors,'' 
  signified  by  closing  the  outer  (oaken)  door  of  one's 
  rooms  [Cant,  Eng.  Univ.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  consisting  of  or  made  of  wood  of  the  oak  tree;  "a  solid  oak 
  table";  "the  old  oaken  bucket"  [syn:  {oaken}] 
  n  1:  the  hard  durable  wood  of  any  oak;  used  especially  for 
  furniture  and  flooring 
  2:  a  deciduous  tree  of  the  genus  Quercus;  has  acorns  and  lobed 
  leaves;  "great  oaks  grow  from  little  acorns"  [syn:  {oak 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Oak,  NE  (village,  FIPS  35245) 
  Location:  40.23726  N,  97.90404  W 
  Population  (1990):  68  (41  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  68964 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  There  are  six  Hebrew  words  rendered  "oak." 
  (1.)  'El  occurs  only  in  the  word  El-paran  (Gen.  14:6).  The 
  LXX.  renders  by  "terebinth."  In  the  plural  form  this  word  occurs 
  in  Isa.  1:29;  57:5  (A.V.  marg.  and  R.V.,  "among  the  oaks");  61:3 
  ("trees").  The  word  properly  means  strongly,  mighty,  and  hence  a 
  strong  tree. 
  (2.)  'Elah,  Gen.  35:4,  "under  the  oak  which  was  by  Shechem" 
  (R.V.  marg.,  "terebinth").  Isa.  6:13,  A.V.,  "teil-tree;"  R.V., 
  "terebinth."  Isa.  1:30,  R.V.  marg.,  "terebinth."  Absalom  in  his 
  flight  was  caught  in  the  branches  of  a  "great  oak"  (2  Sam.  18:9; 
  R.V.  marg.,  "terebinth"). 
  (3.)  'Elon,  Judg.  4:11;  9:6  (R.V.,  "oak;"  A.V.,  following  the 
  Targum,  "plain")  properly  the  deciduous  species  of  oak  shedding 
  its  foliage  in  autumn. 
  (4.)  'Elan,  only  in  Dan.  4:11,14,20,  rendered  tree"  in 
  Nebuchadnezzar's  dream.  Probably  some  species  of  the  oak  is 
  (5.)  'Allah,  Josh.  24:26.  The  place  here  referred  to  is  called 
  Allon-moreh  ("the  oak  of  Moreh,"  as  in  R.V.)  in  Gen.  12:6  and 
  (6.)  'Allon,  always  rendered  "oak."  Probably  the  evergreen  oak 
  (called  also  ilex  and  holm  oak)  is  intended.  The  oak  woods  of 
  Bashan  are  frequently  alluded  to  (Isa.  2:13;  Ezek.  27:6).  Three 
  species  of  oaks  are  found  in  Palestine,  of  which  the  "prickly 
  evergreen  oak"  (Quercus  coccifera)  is  the  most  abundant.  "It 
  covers  the  rocky  hills  of  Palestine  with  a  dense  brushwood  of 
  trees  from  8  to  12  feet  high,  branching  from  the  base,  thickly 
  covered  with  small  evergreen  rigid  leaves,  and  bearing  acorns 
  copiously."  The  so-called  Abraham's  oak  at  Hebron  is  of  this 
  species.  Tristram  says  that  this  oak  near  Hebron  "has  for 
  several  centuries  taken  the  place  of  the  once  renowned  terebinth 
  which  marked  the  site  of  Mamre  on  the  other  side  of  the  city. 
  The  terebinth  existed  at  Mamre  in  the  time  of  Vespasian,  and 
  under  it  the  captive  Jews  were  sold  as  slaves.  It  disappeared 
  about  A.D.  330,  and  no  tree  now  marks  the  grove  of  Mamre.  The 
  present  oak  is  the  noblest  tree  in  Southern  Palestine,  being  23 
  feet  in  girth,  and  the  diameter  of  the  foliage,  which  is 
  unsymmetrical,  being  about  90  feet."  (See  {HEBRON}; 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  Object  Application  Kernel  (Java,  predecessor,  Sun) 

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