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A North American oak, with large fringed acorn cups. Its timber was formerly important in shipbuilding.Also called mossycup oak
- ‘But in this early stage of the 21st century, the bur oak still serves important ecological needs.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I want to collect the large acorns from a bur oak near my home.’
- ‘The large bur oak trees were the most striking feature of the oak savannah community.’
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