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Noun: swamp oak  swómp owk
  1. Australian leafless shrub resembling broom and having small yellow flowers
    - Viminaria juncea, Viminaria denudata
  2. Fast-growing medium to large pyramidal deciduous tree of northeastern United States and southeastern Canada having deeply pinnatifid leaves that turn bright red in autumn; thrives in damp soil
    - pin oak, Quercus palustris
  3. Large deciduous oak of the eastern United States with a flaky bark and leaves that have fewer lobes than other white oaks; yields heavy strong wood used in construction; thrives in wet soil
    - swamp white oak, Quercus bicolor

Derived forms: swamp oaks

Type of: bush, oak, oak tree, shrub, white oak

Part of: genus Viminaria, Viminaria

Encyclopedia: Swamp oak