water-oak

water oak

noun
1.
an oak, Quercus nigra, of the southern U.S., growing chiefly along streams and swamps.
2.
any of several other American oaks of similar habit.

Origin:
1680–90, Americanism

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water oak

noun
relatively tall deciduous water oak of southeastern United States often cultivated as a shade tree; thrives in wet soil 
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