Definition of maul oak in English:

maul oak

noun

  • An evergreen oak, Quercus chrysolepis, of south-western North America.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Sprague Sargent (1841–1927). From maul + oak, after the use of the tree's dense, hard wood in the manufacture of wood-splitting mallets.

Pronunciation

maul oak

/ˈmɔːl əʊk/