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English noun: swamp oak

1. swamp oak (plant) Australian leafless shrub resembling broom and having small yellow flowers

SynonymsViminaria denudata, Viminaria juncea

Broader (hypernym)bush, shrub

Member meronymgenus Viminaria, Viminaria

2. swamp oak (plant) 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

Synonymspin oak, Quercus palustris

Broader (hypernym)oak, oak tree

3. swamp oak (plant) 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

SynonymsQuercus bicolor, swamp white oak

Broader (hypernym)white oak

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