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2 definitions found
 for Cork tree
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cork \Cork\ (k[^o]rk), n. [Cf. G., Dan., & Sw. kork, D. kurk;
     all fr. Sp. corcho, fr. L. cortex, corticis, bark, rind. Cf.
     Cortex.]
     1. The outer layer of the bark of the cork tree ({Quercus
        Suber), of which stoppers for bottles and casks are made.
        See Cutose.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A stopper for a bottle or cask, cut out of cork.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. A mass of tabular cells formed in any kind of bark, in
        greater or less abundance.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Cork is sometimes used wrongly for calk, calker;
           calkin, a sharp piece of iron on the shoe of a horse or
           ox.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Cork jackets, a jacket having thin pieces of cork inclosed
        within canvas, and used to aid in swimming.
  
     Cork+tree+(Bot.),+the+species+of+oak+({Quercus+Suber">Cork tree (Bot.), the species of oak ({Quercus Suber of
        Southern Europe) whose bark furnishes the cork of
        commerce.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cork tree
      n 1: deciduous tree of China and Manchuria having a turpentine
           aroma and handsome compound leaves turning yellow in autumn
           and deeply fissured corky bark [syn: cork tree,
           Phellodendron amurense]
      2: prickly Australian coral tree having soft spongy wood [syn:
         cork tree, Erythrina vespertilio]

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