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meanings of oak


  1. Various species called silky oak, in family Proteaceae.
  2. Various tanbark oak or stone oak species in family Fagaceae, genera Lithocarpus and Notholithocarpus.
  3. The she-oaks in Allocasuarina and Casuarina, of family Casuarinaceae.
  4. Any tree of other genera and species of trees resembling typical oaks of genus Quercus in some ways.
  5. The outer (lockable) door of a set of rooms in a college or similar institution. (Often in the phrase "to sport one's oak").
  6. The flavor of oak.
  7. Lagunaria, white oak, in family Malvaceae.
  8. Any tree of the genus Quercus, in family Fagaceae.
  9. A rich brown colour, like that of oak wood.
  10. Toxicodendron, poison oak, in family Anacardiaceae.
  11. The wood of the oak.
  12. A deciduous tree with distinctive deeply lobed leaves, acorns, and notably strong wood, typically of England and northeastern North America, included in genus Quercus.


  1. Having a rich brown colour, like that of oak wood.
  2. Made of oak wood or timber.


  1. IATA airport code for Oakland International Airport.
  2. Abbreviation of Oakland. (California city).


  1. To expose to oak in order for the oak to impart its flavors.

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  1. Initialism of of a kind.

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