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black oak

any of several oak trees, as Quercus velutina, characterized by a blackish bark.
the hard, durable wood of such a tree, used for making furniture, floors, etc.
Origin of black oak
1625-35, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The black-oak library was a cross-looking room, dingy, lowering, and altogether boggy.

    The Sick-a-Bed Lady Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • Over these he built a little tepee of tiny, dry, black-oak twigs.

    Everyday Adventures Samuel Scoville
  • Next thing I knowed I wuz wakin' up at the foot of a black-oak.

  • How else could he have invented any happy thing in the black-oak library?

    The Sick-a-Bed Lady Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • I then asked permission to put it on the top of a black-oak tree near the house.

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