bur oak


  • Bur Oak
    Bur Oak
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bur oak medium to large deciduous oak of central and eastern North America with ovoid acorns deeply immersed in large fringed cups; yields tough close-grained wood
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bur oak (Bot) a useful and ornamental species of oak (Quercus macrocarpa) with ovoid acorns inclosed in deep cups imbricated with pointed scales. It grows in the Middle and Western United States, and its wood is tough, close-grained, and durable.
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In literature:

Its curious cup gives a hint, or more than a hint, as to the special designating character of another oak, the mossy-cup or bur.
"Getting Acquainted with the Trees" by J. Horace McFarland
At the end of the branch three bright bur oak leaves were growing.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Then the heavy oak door swung back and Jim McCoy, the burly keeper, peered out at the girls.
"Voice from the Cave" by Mildred A. Wirt
THE bur oak, which occurs throughout the State takes its name from the fringe around the cup of the acorn.
"Forest Trees of Illinois" by Fuller George D.
The bur oak is a rugged, ragged tree, compared with the white oak.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers

In news:

The Texas Star bur oak trees are a product of A&M's urban tree development program.
Bur oak story spurs outpouring of support.
John Sam Williamson was bombarded with attention after the Tribune wrote about how he was watering the 350-year bur oak tree on his property in McBaine.
Bur oak gets water as stress shows.
John Sam Williamson releases 850 gallons of water at the base of the 350-yearold champion bur oak at McBaine Wednesday.
Anyone with a bike or car and a couple of friends up for a good time can't go wrong with a trip to the McBaine bur oak tree, better known to locals simply as "big tree.".
LaCrosse Lil' Burly boots, youth size 5, in Mossy Oak Break-Up, with 1,000 gram Thinsulate Ultra insulation .
McBaine bur oak tree .
Set apart from the compound friction of forest, a rough-barked bur oak, mostly trunk, outlives its understory.
Dallas-based Oncor offering 12K free Texas Star bur oaks to customers, energy-saving deal.
Oncor utility offers 12K free Texas Star bur oaks.
John Sam Williamson stands in front of the largest known bur oak tree anywhere.
Bur oak story spurs outpouring of support.
This photo , "Bur oak in fog," was used as the cover of "Blue Highways Revisited.".