Definition of turkey oak in English:

turkey oak


  • A southern European oak with a domed spreading crown and acorn cups with long outward-pointing scales.

    Quercus cerris, family Fagaceae

    • ‘Myrtle oak, turkey oak, and Chapman oak are often so densely spaced that few other plants can grow beneath them.’
    • ‘In the northeastern part of the area is a sand ridge supporting a turkey oak.’
    • ‘The canopy of the woodland is dominated by oak and ash but, in the 19th century, more exotic species - such as sweet chestnut, lime and turkey oak were introduced.’
    • ‘While the understory growth of bluejack and turkey oak may be thinned, layers and layers of avian understory abound in these airy halls.’
    • ‘Our hospital has, since its foundation, had as its symbol the turkey oak that was in its grounds.’


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