oak

[adj] - consisting of or made of wood of the oak tree 2. [n] - the hard durable wood of any oak 3. [n] - a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus
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Oak

Oak barrels are an important and complicated variable in the production of the majority of serious red wines and an increasing number of whites. Many white wines, and in particular Chardonnays, are fermented in small oak barrels. This adds some complexity to the wine, and also imparts toasty, nutty and vanilla-like flavours to the wine, especially ...
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Oak

The strongest and most durable wood that lasts for long periods in either wet or dry conditions.
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Oak

Oak (ōk) noun [ Middle English oke , ok , ak , Anglo-Saxon āc ; akin to Dutch eik , German eiche , Old High German eih , Icelandic eik , Swedish ek , Danish eeg .] 1. (Botany) Any tree or shrub of t...
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oak

1. <botany> 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 recognised about three hundred species, of which nearly fifty occur...
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oak

oak tree noun a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves; `great oaks grow from little acorns`
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Oak

• (n.) 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 th...
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oak

any of about 450 species of ornamental and timber trees and shrubs constituting the genus Quercus in the beech family (Fagaceae), distributed ... [9 related articles]
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Oak

The oak is a tree of the genus Quercus, family Fagaceae, family Cupuliferae. They have a three-celled ovary and bear a round nut called an acorn. The timber of the British oak - the Pedunculate Oak or Common Oak (Quercus robur) is very hard, though prone to twisting, and was formerly used for building warships.
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Oak

Oak is British slang for joke.
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Oak

Oak is British slang for joke.
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Oak

[programming language] Oak was a programming language created by James Gosling in 1991, initially for Sun Microsystems set-top box project. The language later evolved to become Java. The name Oak was used by Gosling after an oak tree that stood outside his office. ==History== In 1991, Sun Microsystems was attempting to develop a new technol...
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oak

tough wood, used for load-bearing members, wheel spokes &c (Je, 113)
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oak

oak, any tree or shrub of the genus Quercus of the family Fagaceae (beech family). This complex genus includes as many as 600, found chiefly in north temperate zones and also in Polynesia. The more southerly species, ranging into the tropics, are usually evergreen. Oaks are cultivated for ornament a...
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oak

Click images to enlargeAny of a group of trees or shrubs belonging to the beech family, with over 300 known species widely distributed in temperate zones. Oaks are valuable for timber, the wood being durable and straight-grained. Their fruits are called acorns. (Genus Quercus, family Fagaceae.)
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Oak

A type of hardwood commonly used for building wine barrels. American oak has a distinctive, bourbon-like flavour while the French oak flavour is more subtle. Both types of oak barrels contribute considerable tannin and vanillin (vanilla) flavours to wines during aging.
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Oak

type of strong wood widely used in the construction of furniture including oak worktops and hardwood flooring.
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oak

The oak tree is an important source of wood for barrels. Although other woods, such as cherry, have been (and still are used), oak is the number one choice for wine barrels. See my article on wine and oak for more information.
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Oak

The variety of wood used as a material for building barrels, as well as a number of other items used during the production of whisk(e)y. Oak is from the genus Quercus and there are roughly 400 species. Oak is native to the Northern Hemisphere. Is quite a dense wood with superb strength. It also has a high tannin content. Present within oak are vani...
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Oak

[disambiguation] An oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus in the plant family Fagaceae. Oak or OAK may also refer to: ==Plants== ==People== ==Places== ==Other uses== ...
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Oak

[wine] The use of oak plays a significant role in winemaking and can have a profound effect on the resulting wine, affecting the color, flavor, tannin profile and texture of the wine. Oak can come into contact with wine in the form of a barrel during the fermentation or aging periods. It can be introduced to the wine in the form of free-flo...
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Oak

An oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus (s; Latin `oak tree`) of the beech family Fagaceae, having approximately 600 extant species. The common name `Oak` may also appear in the names of species in related genera, notably Lithocarpus. The genus is native to the Northern Hemisphere, and includes deciduous and evergreen species extending ...
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oak

tough wood, used for load-bearing members, wheel spokes &c (Je, 113)
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Oak

A type of hardwood commonly used for building wine barrels. American oak has a distinctive, bourbon-like flavor but French oak flavor is much more subtle. Both types of oak barrels contribute considerable tannin and vanillin (vanilla) flavors to wines during aging.
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oak

The wood used to make barrels in which many wines are either fermented or aged. Different types of oak have different influences on the wines. Oak aging generally softens a wine's tannins while imparting flavors that can be smoky, toasty, spicy or fruity.
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