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tanbark oak

noun
1.
any oak that yields tanbark, especially an evergreen oak, Lithocarpus densiflora, of the Pacific coast of North America.
Origin of tanbark oak
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism
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  • In a swag on the W side of a gulch lined with Douglas spruce and tanbark oak timber with exposure toward the S.

    California Athabascan Groups Martin A. Baumhoff
  • The structure is similar to that of California live oak, but the pores of tanbark oak are smaller.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • There is heavy Douglas spruce and tanbark oak timber on the southern side of the creek.

    California Athabascan Groups Martin A. Baumhoff
  • A few months later, when fire runs through, the end of the tanbark oak on that tract is accomplished.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • What occurred with chestnut oak and hemlock in the East, is occurring with tanbark oak in the West.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • In northern California the bark is sometimes mixed with that of tanbark oak and sold to tanneries.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • It would seem, therefore, that the tanbark oak will hold at least part of the ground where nature planted it.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson

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