follow Dictionary.com

Is irregardless a word?

willow oak

noun
1.
an oak, Quercus phellos, of the southwestern U.S., having entire, narrow leaves, yielding a hard, heavy wood used in the construction of buildings.
Origin of willow oak
1700-1710
1700-10, Americanism
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for willow oak
Historical Examples
  • Resemblance of leaves to other species, in willow oak and parsley haw.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • The weight of willow oak is approximately the same as white oak.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • Botanists believe it is a hybrid, one parent being the willow oak (Quercus phellos) and the other yellow oak (Quercus velutina).

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • It belongs to the willow oak branch of the red oak group, and bears two-year acorns.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • The willow oak is much planted for ornamental purposes in the southern states.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • It does well, within its range, wherever willow oak flourishes, but willow oak has a wider range.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • Nearer the house a straight young ash and a willow oak divided the honors.

  • The leaves seem to be a compromise between the deeply cut foliage of yellow oak and the entire leaf of willow oak.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • willow oak is much used in the South, but usually under the name red oak.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • It is the willow oak, a beautiful, graceful tree for shade and for avenue planting.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for willow oak

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for willow

12
14
Scrabble Words With Friends