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 for Oak
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Oak \Oak\ ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D.
     eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus Quercus. The oaks
        have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and
        staminate flowers in catkins. The fruit is a smooth nut,
        called an acorn, which is more or less inclosed in a
        scaly involucre called the cup or cupule. There are now
        recognized about three hundred species, of which nearly
        fifty occur in the United States, the rest in Europe,
        Asia, and the other parts of North America, a very few
        barely reaching the northern parts of South America and
        Africa. Many of the oaks form forest trees of grand
        proportions and live many centuries. The wood is usually
        hard and tough, and provided with conspicuous medullary
        rays, forming the silver grain.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. The strong wood or timber of the oak.
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: Among the true oaks in America are:
     Barren oak, or
     Black-jack, Quercus nigra.
     Basket oak, Quercus Michauxii.
     Black oak, Quercus tinctoria; -- called also yellow oak
        or quercitron oak.
     Bur oak (see under Bur.), Quercus macrocarpa; -- called
        also over-cup or mossy-cup oak.
     Chestnut oak, Quercus Prinus and Quercus densiflora.
     Chinquapin oak (see under Chinquapin), Quercus
     Coast live oak, Quercus agrifolia, of California; -- also
        called enceno.
     Live oak (see under Live), Quercus virens, the best of
        all for shipbuilding; also, Quercus Chrysolepis, of
     Pin oak. Same as Swamp oak.
     Post oak, Quercus obtusifolia.
     Red oak, Quercus rubra.
     Scarlet oak, Quercus coccinea.
     Scrub oak, Quercus ilicifolia, Quercus undulata, etc.
     Shingle oak, Quercus imbricaria.
     Spanish oak, Quercus falcata.
     Swamp Spanish oak, or
     Pin oak, Quercus palustris.
     Swamp white oak, Quercus bicolor.
     Water oak, Quercus aquatica.
     Water white oak, Quercus lyrata.
     Willow oak, Quercus Phellos.
        [1913 Webster] Among the true oaks in Europe are:
     Bitter oak, or
     Turkey oak, Quercus Cerris (see Cerris).
     Cork oak, Quercus Suber.
     English white oak, Quercus Robur.
     Evergreen oak,
     Holly oak, or
     Holm oak, Quercus Ilex.
     Kermes oak, Quercus coccifera.
     Nutgall oak, Quercus infectoria.
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     Note: Among plants called oak, but not of the genus
           Quercus, are:
     African oak, a valuable timber tree ({Oldfieldia
     Australian oak or She oak, any tree of the genus
        Casuarina (see Casuarina).
     Indian oak, the teak tree (see Teak).
     Jerusalem oak. See under Jerusalem.
     New Zealand oak, a sapindaceous tree ({Alectryon
     Poison oak, a shrub once not distinguished from poison ivy,
        but now restricted to Rhus toxicodendron or Rhus
     Silky oak or Silk-bark oak, an Australian tree
        ({Grevillea robusta).
        [1913 Webster]
     Green oak, oak wood colored green by the growth of the
        mycelium of certain fungi.
     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.
     Oak beauty (Zool.), a British geometrid moth ({Biston
        prodromaria) whose larva feeds on the oak.
     Oak gall, a gall found on the oak. See 2d Gall.
     Oak leather (Bot.), the mycelium of a fungus which forms
        leatherlike patches in the fissures of oak wood.
     Oak pruner. (Zool.) See Pruner, the insect.
     Oak spangle, a kind of gall produced on the oak by the
        insect Diplolepis lenticularis.
     Oak wart, a wartlike gall on the twigs of an oak.
     The Oaks, one of the three great annual English horse races
        (the Derby and St. Leger being the others). It was
        instituted in 1779 by the Earl of Derby, and so called
        from his estate.
     To sport one's oak, to be "not at home to visitors,"
        signified by closing the outer (oaken) door of one's
        rooms. [Cant, Eng. Univ.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the hard durable wood of any oak; used especially for
           furniture and flooring
      2: a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed
         leaves; "great oaks grow from little acorns" [syn: oak,
         oak tree]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  136 Moby Thesaurus words for "oak":
     Gibraltar, acacia, adamant, ailanthus, alder, alligator pear,
     allspice, almond, apple, apricot, ash, aspen, avocado, balsa,
     balsam, banyan, bass, basswood, bay, bayberry, beech, beechwood,
     betel palm, birch, bone, brick, buckeye, burl, butternut,
     buttonwood, cacao, candleberry, cashew, cassia, catalpa, cement,
     cherry, chestnut, chinquapin, cinnamon, citron, clove, coconut,
     concrete, cork, cork oak, cypress, diamond, dogwood, ebony, elder,
     elm, eucalyptus, fig, fir, flint, frankincense, granite,
     grapefruit, guava, gum, gumwood, hawthorn, hazel, heart of oak,
     hemlock, henna, hickory, holly, hop tree, horse, horse chestnut,
     iron, ironwood, juniper, kumquat, laburnum, lancewood, larch,
     laurel, lemon, lime, linden, lion, litchi, litchi nut, locust,
     logwood, magnolia, mahogany, mango, mangrove, maple, marble,
     medlar, mountain ash, mulberry, nails, nutmeg, olive, orange, ox,
     palm, papaw, papaya, peach, pear, pecan, persimmon, pine,
     pistachio, plane, plum, pomegranate, poplar, quince, raffia palm,
     rain tree, redwood, rock, sandalwood, sassafras, senna, sequoia,
     spruce, steel, stone, sumac, sycamore, tangerine, teak, tulip tree,
     walnut, willow, witch hazel, yew

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

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From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     There are six Hebrew words rendered "oak."
       (1.) 'El occurs only in the word El-paran (Gen. 14:6). The
     LXX. renders by "terebinth." In the plural form this word occurs
     in Isa. 1:29; 57:5 (A.V. marg. and R.V., "among the oaks"); 61:3
     ("trees"). The word properly means strongly, mighty, and hence a
     strong tree.
       (2.) 'Elah, Gen. 35:4, "under the oak which was by Shechem"
     (R.V. marg., "terebinth"). Isa. 6:13, A.V., "teil-tree;" R.V.,
     "terebinth." Isa. 1:30, R.V. marg., "terebinth." Absalom in his
     flight was caught in the branches of a "great oak" (2 Sam. 18:9;
     R.V. marg., "terebinth").
       (3.) 'Elon, Judg. 4:11; 9:6 (R.V., "oak;" A.V., following the
     Targum, "plain") properly the deciduous species of oak shedding
     its foliage in autumn.
       (4.) 'Elan, only in Dan. 4:11,14,20, rendered "tree" in
     Nebuchadnezzar's dream. Probably some species of the oak is
       (5.) 'Allah, Josh. 24:26. The place here referred to is called
     Allon-moreh ("the oak of Moreh," as in R.V.) in Gen. 12:6 and
       (6.) 'Allon, always rendered "oak." Probably the evergreen oak
     (called also ilex and holm oak) is intended. The oak woods of
     Bashan are frequently alluded to (Isa. 2:13; Ezek. 27:6). Three
     species of oaks are found in Palestine, of which the "prickly
     evergreen oak" (Quercus coccifera) is the most abundant. "It
     covers the rocky hills of Palestine with a dense brushwood of
     trees from 8 to 12 feet high, branching from the base, thickly
     covered with small evergreen rigid leaves, and bearing acorns
     copiously." The so-called Abraham's oak at Hebron is of this
     species. Tristram says that this oak near Hebron "has for
     several centuries taken the place of the once renowned terebinth
     which marked the site of Mamre on the other side of the city.
     The terebinth existed at Mamre in the time of Vespasian, and
     under it the captive Jews were sold as slaves. It disappeared
     about A.D. 330, and no tree now marks the grove of Mamre. The
     present oak is the noblest tree in Southern Palestine, being 23
     feet in girth, and the diameter of the foliage, which is
     unsymmetrical, being about 90 feet." (See HEBRON;

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Oak, NE -- U.S. village in Nebraska
     Population (2000):    60
     Housing Units (2000): 36
     Land area (2000):     0.148115 sq. miles (0.383617 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.148115 sq. miles (0.383617 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            35245
     Located within:       Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
     Location:             40.237287 N, 97.902920 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     68964
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Oak, NE

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