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silk oak

or silky oak

noun
1.
any of several Australian trees of the genus Grevillea, especially G. robusta, having feathery, fernlike leaves and showy orange or yellow flowers, grown as a street tree in Florida and California.
Origin of silk oak
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • Coffee does best in shade such as is afforded by the silk oak (Grevillea robusta).

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers

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