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willow oak

an oak, Quercus phellos, of the southwestern U.S., having entire, narrow leaves, yielding a hard, heavy wood used in the construction of buildings.
1700-10, Americanism Unabridged
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willow oak

any of several species of North American ornamental and timber trees belonging to the red oak group of the genus Quercus, in the beech family (Fagaceae), which have willowlike leaves.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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