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 for Turkey 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.
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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 :

  Turkey \Tur"key\, pr. n. [Cf. 2d Turkey.]
     A country in the southeast of Europe and southwest of Asia.
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     Turkey carpet, a superior kind of carpet made in Asia Minor
        and adjoining countries, having a deep pile and composed
        of pure wool with a weft of different material. It is
        distinguishable by its coloring and patterns from similar
        carpets made in India and elsewhere.
  
     Turkey oak. (Bot.) See Cerris.
  
     Turkey red.
     (a) A brilliant red imparted by madder to cottons, calicoes,
         etc., the fiber of which has been prepared previously
         with oil or other fatty matter.
     (b) Cloth dyed with this red.
  
     Turkey sponge. (Zool.) See Toilet sponge, under Sponge.
        
  
     Turkey stone, a kind of oilstone from Turkey; novaculite;
        -- called also Turkey oilstone.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cerris \Cer"ris\, n. [L. cerrus.] (Bot.)
     A species of oak ({Quercus cerris) native in the Orient and
     southern Europe; -- called also bitter oak and Turkey
     oak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  turkey oak
      n 1: small slow-growing deciduous shrubby tree of dry sandy
           barrens of southeastern United States having leaves with
           bristle-tipped lobes resembling turkey's toes [syn:
           American turkey oak, turkey oak, Quercus laevis]
      2: small semi-evergreen shrubby tree of southeastern United
         States having hairy young branchlets and leaves narrowing to
         a slender bristly point [syn: bluejack oak, turkey oak,
         Quercus incana]
      3: large round-topped deciduous tree with spreading branches
         having narrow falcate leaves with deeply sinuate lobes and
         wood similar to that of northern red oaks; New Jersey to
         Illinois and southward [syn: southern red oak, swamp red
         oak, turkey oak, Quercus falcata]
      4: large deciduous tree of central and southern Europe and Asia
         Minor having lanceolate leaves with spiked lobes [syn:
         European turkey oak, turkey oak, Quercus cerris]

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