turkey oak meaning

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  • Noun: turkey oak  turkeeowk
    1. Small slow-growing deciduous shrubby tree of dry sandy barrens of southeastern United States having leaves with bristle-tipped lobes resembling turkey's toes
      - American turkey oak, Quercus laevis 
    2. Small semi-evergreen shrubby tree of southeastern United States having hairy young branchlets and leaves narrowing to a slender bristly point
      - bluejack oak, Quercus incana 
    3. Large round-topped deciduous tree with spreading branches having narrow falcate leaves with deeply sinuate lobes and wood similar to that of northern red oaks; New Jersey to Illinois and southward
      - southern red oak, swamp red oak, Quercus falcata 
    4. Large deciduous tree of central and southern Europe and Asia Minor having lanceolate leaves with spiked lobes
      - European turkey oak, Quercus cerris

    Derived forms: turkey oaks

    Type of: oak, oak tree, red oak

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  1. The land is dominated by turkey oak, and other oaks.
  2. Turkey oak is widely planted and is naturalised in much of Europe.
  3. In 1998, the Ministry of Defence ordered the felling of all Turkey oaks on its UK bases.
  4. These essays are interspersed by shorter unsigned pieces about mulberry picking, turkey oaks, wintering robins and spiders.
  5. Most of the American turkey oak has disappeared from the highest part of the ridge, occupied by Alafaya trail.

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