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American white oak

Definition of the noun american white oak

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  1. large slow-growing deciduous tree of the eastern United States having stout spreading branches and leaves with usually 7 rounded lobes; yields strong and durable hard wood

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Google previewOn Growing Trees for Lumber: Ideas on Profitable Reforestation

The most famous of oaks, doubtless is the typical British species, but the American white oak is a close second. Perhaps these two might be hybridized. If the hybrid thus produced were by any chance to show the capacity for rapid growth that ...

Google previewThe American Farmer's Encyclopedia (1858)

Embracing All the Recent Discoveries in Agricultural Chemistry, and the Use of Mineral, Vegetable and Animal Manures ... by Gouverneur Emerson

The American white oak is 70 or 80 feet high, and 6 or 7 feet in diameter; but its proportions vary with the soil and climate. The excellent properties of the white oak for the construction of houses, ships. and almost innumerable other purposes , ...

Google previewArchitect's Illustrated Pocket Dictionary (2012)

by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

American white oak [Quercus alba] one of a number of similar species of North American hardwood used for flooring and other hardwearing applications. bog oak ordinary oak which has been immersed in ponds, rivers, wet land, etc. for up to ...

Google previewThe Farmer's Encyclopedia (1844)

And Dictionary of Rural Affairs; Embracing All the Most Recent Discoveries in Agricultural Chemistry

The American white oak is ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1918)

by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams

The American white oak (Quercus alba), a large tree of rather rapid growth and tough, hard, strong, close-grained wood, is one of the most valuable of timber trees.

Google previewThe Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening (1887)

A Practical and Scientific Encyclopedia of Horticulture for Gardeners and Botanists by George Nicholson

American White Oak ; Quebec Oak. 11., cntkins s on er. rfn, cu hemisphericalsaucer-shard, rough or tubercled at maturity, na ed, ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 7: Foodways by John T. Edge

The wood used for barrels is typically American white oak from Arkansas or Missouri. The beverage known today as bourbon whiskey emerged in the mid- 19th century, although the name was in use a few decades earlier. Its antecedents are ...

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Small photo of KIEV, UKRAINE - FEBRUARY 02, 2013: The Dalmore (since 1839) highland single malt Scotch whisky aged 12 years matured in american white oak oloroso sherry wood bottle and box against white background. More...

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