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6 definitions found
 for Red oak
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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The strong wood or timber of the oak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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).
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  red oak
      n 1: any of numerous American oaks having 4 stamens in each
           floret, acorns requiring two years to mature and leaf veins
           usually extending beyond the leaf margin to form points or
           bristles

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Red Oak, NC -- U.S. town in North Carolina
     Population (2000):    2723
     Housing Units (2000): 1030
     Land area (2000):     19.497983 sq. miles (50.499542 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.008556 sq. miles (0.022159 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    19.506539 sq. miles (50.521701 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            55640
     Located within:       North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
     Location:             36.031373 N, 77.901734 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Red Oak, NC
      Red Oak
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Red Oak, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
     Population (2000):    581
     Housing Units (2000): 283
     Land area (2000):     0.939069 sq. miles (2.432177 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.939069 sq. miles (2.432177 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            62550
     Located within:       Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
     Location:             34.951669 N, 95.080890 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     74563
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Red Oak, OK
      Red Oak
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Red Oak, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
     Population (2000):    6197
     Housing Units (2000): 2985
     Land area (2000):     3.678384 sq. miles (9.526970 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.056830 sq. miles (0.147189 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.735214 sq. miles (9.674159 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            66135
     Located within:       Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
     Location:             41.011681 N, 95.227227 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     51566
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Red Oak, IA
      Red Oak
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Red Oak, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
     Population (2000):    4301
     Housing Units (2000): 1625
     Land area (2000):     7.820328 sq. miles (20.254556 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    7.820328 sq. miles (20.254556 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            61196
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             32.525607 N, 96.806189 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Red Oak, TX
      Red Oak
  

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