Definition of bur oak in English:

bur oak


  • A North American oak with large fringed acorn cups and timber that was formerly important in shipbuilding.

    • ‘But in this early stage of the 21st century, the bur oak still serves important ecological needs.’
    • ‘I want to collect the large acorns from a bur oak near my home.’
    • ‘Native trees, such as bur oak and shagbark hickory, grow amid osage-orange hedgerows.’
    • ‘Because they are rich in carbohydrates and fats, the bur oak's acorns are the number one ‘fruit’ consumed by wildlife.’
    • ‘The large bur oak trees were the most striking feature of the oak savannah community.’