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Noun: turkey oak  tur-kee owk
  1. Small slow-growing deciduous shrubby tree of dry sandy barrens of southeastern United States having leaves with bristle-tipped lobes resembling turkey's toes
    - American turkey oak, Quercus laevis
  2. Small semi-evergreen shrubby tree of southeastern United States having hairy young branchlets and leaves narrowing to a slender bristly point
    - bluejack oak, Quercus incana
  3. Large round-topped deciduous tree with spreading branches having narrow falcate leaves with deeply sinuate lobes and wood similar to that of northern red oaks; New Jersey to Illinois and southward
    - southern red oak, swamp red oak, Quercus falcata
  4. Large deciduous tree of central and southern Europe and Asia Minor having lanceolate leaves with spiked lobes
    - European turkey oak, Quercus cerris

Derived forms: turkey oaks

Type of: oak, oak tree, red oak

Encyclopedia: Turkey oak