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silky oak

noun
1.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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silky oak

noun
1.
any of several trees of the Australian genus Grevillea, esp G. robusta, having divided leaves, smooth glossy wood, and showy clusters of orange, red, or white flowers: cultivated in the tropics as shade trees: family Proteaceae
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silk oak

(Grevillea robusta), large tree native to Australia and also grown as a street tree in warm areas and, in its juvenile stage, as an indoor pot plant. It belongs to the family Proteaceae (see Proteales).

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