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swamp white oak

noun
1.
an oak, Quercus bicolor, of eastern North America, yielding a hard, heavy wood used in shipbuilding, for making furniture, etc.
Origin of swamp white oak
1715-1725
1715-25, Americanism
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  • The swamp white oak grows to a height of more than a hundred feet, and is fond of the borders of swamps.

  • The swamp white oak loves to stand in wet ground, sometimes even in actual swamps.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • In its youth the swamp white oak is comely and symmetrical, its untidy moulting habit concealed by the abundant foliage.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • For that reason, swamp white oak does not give very satisfactory results when quarter-sawed.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson

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