red oak

any of several oak trees, as Quercus rubra, or Q. falcata, of North America.
the hard, cross-grained wood of these trees.

1625–35, Americanism Unabridged
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red oak
1.  any of several deciduous oak trees, esp Quercus borealis, native to North America, having bristly leaves with triangular lobes and acorns with small cups
2.  the hard cross-grained reddish wood of this tree

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Example sentences
We see a red oak tree in our backyard or a cane toad at our hotel-room door,
  but the names fool us.
Each wedge goes into a jar filled with red oak sawdust mixed with rye seed or
  red-oak seed, and the jar is chilled.
The house is made of local sandstone and the interior features beautiful
  woodwork carved from cherry, maple, walnut and red oak.
Oak wilt affects trees in both the red oak and white oak groups.
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