oak apple

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oak apple oak gall caused by larvae of a cynipid wasp
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pine, spruce, or other evergreen wood should never be used in barbecues. These woods, when burning or smoking, can add harmful tar and resins to the food. Only hardwoods should be used for smoking and grilling, such as oak, pecan, hickory, maple, cherry, alder, apple, or mesquite, depending on the type of meat being cooked.
    • Oak apple a large, smooth, round gall produced on the leaves of the American red oak by a gallfly (Cynips confluens). It is green and pulpy when young.
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Usage

In literature:

It is not important that he should mature as soon as an apple tree or an oak.
"Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience" by Henry David Thoreau
A contrast is furnished by the delicate sprays of the mistletoe growing upon the limbs of the oak, elm, and apple trees.
"Christmas Entertainments" by Alice Maude Kellogg
You cannot graft the apple upon the oak, or the plum upon the elm.
"The Breath of Life" by John Burroughs
She looked through sunny vistas of oaks and apple-trees.
"The Moccasin Ranch" by Hamlin Garland
But better things it gave, corn without ploughs, Apples, and honey in oaks' hollow boughs.
"The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Christopher Marlowe
Why did they wear oak apples in their caps?
"In Honour's Cause" by George Manville Fenn
The number of oak-apples that I have seen in this wood was amazing; on one tree they seemed like cherries on a cherry-tree.
"Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts" by Rosalind Northcote
The maple, oak, horse-chestnut, and apple are also suitable trees upon which to base lessons for Form I.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
But are not the oak-apples, which grow on the leaves of the oak in this country, of a similar nature?
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
Once a great oak, roots, trunk and all, sailed close to the apple tree and almost tore it from the earth.
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird
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In poetry:

The bloom's on the brere, bonny lassie O!
Oak apples on the tree; and wilt thou gang to see
The shed I've made for thee,
Bonny lassie O!
"Bonny Lassie O!" by John Clare
My cottage roof is like a sheet of silk
Spun like a cobweb.
My apple-trees are bare as the oaks in the forest;
When the moon shines
I see no leaves.
"Night Goes Rushing" by Hilda Conkling

In news:

DEBORAH SILVER/TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS Red delicious apples, bananas and apple slices sit alongside a spinach salad and a raw vegetable medley (not pictured) in the cafeteria at Oak Hammock K-8 School in Port St Lucie on Monday.
This fungal disease attacks a wide variety of plants, including all sorts of beans, clematis, dahlia, grape, hydrangea, rose, strawberry, tomato, and zinnia, and trees such as apple, maple, oak, peach, and sycamore.
The iPad 2 line at the Fair Oaks Apple store.
Taylor grew this giant 68-pound watermelon in his garden in the Red Oak Community in Appling County.
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