swamp oak

Definitions

  • Swamp White Oak. Swamp Oak
    Swamp White Oak. Swamp Oak
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n swamp oak large deciduous oak of the eastern United States with a flaky bark and leaves that have fewer lobes than other white oaks; yields heavy strong wood used in construction; thrives in wet soil
    • n swamp oak fast-growing medium to large pyramidal deciduous tree of northeastern United States and southeastern Canada having deeply pinnatifid leaves that turn bright red in autumn; thrives in damp soil
    • n swamp oak Australian leafless shrub resembling broom and having small yellow flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Swamp oak (Bot) a name given to several kinds of oak which grow in swampy places, as swamp Spanish oak (Quercus palustris), swamp white oak (Q. bicolor), swamp post oak (Q. lyrata).
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Usage

In literature:

On the thirtieth there was severe fighting in White Oak Swamp and on Frayser's Farm.
"Captains of the Civil War" by William Wood
Billah, or spears, are made of Belah (swamp oak) or Gidya.
"The Euahlayi Tribe" by K. Langloh Parker
They had rounded a knoll abutting on the green line of ti-trees and swamp oak.
"Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land" by Rosa Praed
It is fully 70 feet wide, having a pebbly bottom; on each side grow large swamp-oaks.
"The Explorers of Australia and their Life-work" by Ernest Favenc
Apply this rule to the situation at White Oak Swamp.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
At nine or ten in the evening, we withdrew from our position before Savage's Station, and marched rapidly toward White Oak Swamp.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
He was striking down toward White Oak Swamp.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
This was the battlefield of White Oak Swamp, fought on June 30.
"The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson" by Edward A. Moore
A mile from White Oak Swamp, some distance back of the road, lay the Engineer Brigade.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
Seems to me my feet are swelling out like the bottom of a swamp-oak.
"Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6) Experiences Of Si And Shorty On The Great Tullahoma Campaign" by John McElroy
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In poetry:

And ho! for stormy mountain cones,
Where headlong Winter leaps,
What time the gloomy swamp-oak groans,
And weeps and wails and weeps.
"Dungog" by Henry Kendall