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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wa′ter oak`(n.)

  1. an oak, Quercus nigra, of the southern U.S., growing chiefly along streams and swamps.

    Category: Plants

  2. any of several other American oaks of similar habit.

    Category: Plants

Origin of water oak:

1680–90, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. water oak, possum oak, Quercus nigra(noun)

    relatively tall deciduous water oak of southeastern United States often cultivated as a shade tree; thrives in wet soil


  1. water oak(Noun)

    A type of hard oak tree, Quercus nigra, of the southern US.


  1. Quercus nigra

    Quercus nigra, the water oak, is an oak in the red oak group, native to the southeastern United States, from southern Delaware and south to the coastal areas of Maryland, Virginia, the piedmont of North Carolina, all of South Carolina, most of Georgia, all of Alabama, Mississippi, central Florida, and westward to Louisiana and eastern Texas. From there, northward to southeastern Missouri including Arkansas, eastern Oklahoma, parts of Tennessee, and extreme southwestern Kentucky. It occurs in lowlands and up to 450 m altitude.


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