cork oak

cork oak
medium-sized evergreen oak of southern Europe and northern Africa having thick corky bark that is periodically stripped to yield commercial cork
Syn: ↑Quercus suber
Hypernyms: ↑oak, ↑oak tree

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: an oak (Quercus suber) of southern Europe and northern Africa and especially abundant in Spain and Portugal, attaining a height of 40 feet and furnishing the cork of commerce which is cut off in large plates at intervals of from 12 to 15 years

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cork (def. 2).

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cork oak noun
A S European species of oak (Quercus suber) from which cork is obtained for commercial use in Spain and Portugal
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Main Entry:cork

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cork oak,
the oak tree, of the Mediterranean area, from which cork is obtained.

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n. an evergreen Mediterranean oak, the outer layer of the bark of which is the source of cork, which can be stripped without harming the tree. Quercus suber, family Fagaceae

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  • Cork oak — 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.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cork oak — cork′ oak n. pln See under cork 1), b) • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • Cork Oak — Taxobox name = Cork Oak status = secure image width = 240px image caption = Cork Oak in Christchurch botanic gardens regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fagales familia = Fagaceae genus = Quercus sectio =… …   Wikipedia

  • cork oak — kamštinis ąžuolas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bukinių šeimos kamštinis augalas (Quercus suber), paplitęs Viduržemio pajūrio srityje. atitikmenys: lot. Quercus suber angl. cork oak vok. Kork Eiche; Korkeiche rus. дуб пробковый pranc.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cork oak — cork (def. 2). [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • cork oak — noun Date: 1873 an oak (Quercus suber) of southern Europe and northern Africa that is the source of the cork of commerce …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cork oak — noun an evergreen Mediterranean oak, the outer layer of the bark of which is the source of cork. [Quercus suber.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • cork oak — /ˈkɔk oʊk/ (say kawk ohk) noun a species of oak tree, Quercus suber, found in Mediterranean countries, the bark of which yields cork …  

  • cork oak — type of tree whose bark is used in preparing objects made of cork (common in Mediterranean countries) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cork oak — noun A type of evergreen oak tree, Quercus suber, native to southeast Europe and northwest Africa …   Wiktionary

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