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 for Quercus suber
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
        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.
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     2. The strong wood or timber of the oak.
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     Note: Among the true oaks in America are:
  
     Barren oak, or
  
     Black-jack, Quercus nigra.
  
     Basket oak, Quercus Michauxii.
  
     Black oak, Quercus tinctoria; -- called also yellow oak
        or quercitron oak.
  
     Bur oak (see under Bur.), Quercus macrocarpa; -- called
        also over-cup or mossy-cup oak.
  
     Chestnut oak, Quercus Prinus and Quercus densiflora.
  
     Chinquapin oak (see under Chinquapin), Quercus
        prinoides.
  
     Coast live oak, Quercus agrifolia, of California; -- also
        called enceno.
  
     Live oak (see under Live), Quercus virens, the best of
        all for shipbuilding; also, Quercus Chrysolepis, of
        California.
  
     Pin oak. Same as Swamp oak.
  
     Post oak, Quercus obtusifolia.
  
     Red oak, Quercus rubra.
  
     Scarlet oak, Quercus coccinea.
  
     Scrub oak, Quercus ilicifolia, Quercus undulata, etc.
        
  
     Shingle oak, Quercus imbricaria.
  
     Spanish oak, Quercus falcata.
  
     Swamp Spanish oak, or
  
     Pin oak, Quercus palustris.
  
     Swamp white oak, Quercus bicolor.
  
     Water oak, Quercus aquatica.
  
     Water white oak, Quercus lyrata.
  
     Willow oak, Quercus Phellos.
        [1913 Webster] Among the true oaks in Europe are:
  
     Bitter oak, or
  
     Turkey oak, Quercus Cerris (see Cerris).
  
     Cork oak, Quercus Suber.
  
     English white oak, Quercus Robur.
  
     Evergreen oak,
  
     Holly oak, or
  
     Holm oak, Quercus Ilex.
  
     Kermes oak, Quercus coccifera.
  
     Nutgall oak, Quercus infectoria.
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     Note: Among plants called oak, but not of the genus
           Quercus, are:
  
     African oak, a valuable timber tree ({Oldfieldia
        Africana).
  
     Australian oak 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
        excelsum).
  
     Poison oak, a shrub once not distinguished from poison ivy,
        but now restricted to Rhus toxicodendron or Rhus
        diversiloba.
  
     Silky oak or Silk-bark oak, an Australian tree
        ({Grevillea robusta).
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     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 (Zool.), 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. (Zool.) 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.]
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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.
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     2. A stopper for a bottle or cask, cut out of cork.
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     3. A mass of tabular cells formed in any kind of bark, in
        greater or less abundance.
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     Note: Cork is sometimes used wrongly for calk, calker;
           calkin, a sharp piece of iron on the shoe of a horse or
           ox.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Quercus suber
      n 1: medium-sized evergreen oak of southern Europe and northern
           Africa having thick corky bark that is periodically
           stripped to yield commercial cork [syn: cork oak,
           Quercus suber]

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