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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
any of various North American oaks (esp. Quercus velutina) with dark bark or foliage
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A deciduous North American tree (Quercus velutina) having divided leaves with pointed lobes, a blackish outer bark, a yellowish inner bark, and durable wood.