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tanbark oak

any oak that yields tanbark, especially an evergreen oak, Lithocarpus densiflora, of the Pacific coast of North America.
1880-85, Americanism
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tanbark oak

oaklike ornamental evergreen tree with tannin-rich bark. It is a member of the beech family (Fagaceae) and is native to coastal areas of southern Oregon and northern California.

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