Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- any of several oaks having leaves with sharp-tipped lobes, dark bark, and acorns which require two years to mature
- the reddish, hard wood of such a tree
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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.
Either of two eastern North American deciduous trees (Quercus rubra or Q. falcata) having deeply and acutely lobed leaves and a saucer-shaped cup enclosing the lower third of the nut.
northern red oak