- 1912, Zane Grey, Riders of the Purple Sage, Chapter 8.Instead there were the white of aspens, streaks of branch and slender trunk glistening from the green of leaves, and the darker green of oaks [...].
In poker, 3 OAK beats two pair.
Origin of oak
- Middle English ok from Old English āc
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English ook, from Old English Äc, from Proto-Germanic *aiks (compare Scots aik, West Frisian iik, Dutch eik, German Eiche, Danish eg), from Proto-Indo-European *eiá¸± or *eiÇµ- (compare Latin aesculus (“Durmast oak"), Lithuanian Ä…Å¾uolas (“oak"), Albanian enjÃ« (“juniper, yew"), Ancient Greek Î±á¼°Î³Î¯Î»Ï‰Ïˆ (aigilÅps, “Turkey oak"))