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1: medium to tall fast-growing tree with orange flowers and feathery bipinnate leaves silky-hairy beneath; eastern Australia [syn: silky oak, Grevillea robusta]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Silky Silk"y, a. [Compar. Silkier; superl. Silkiest.] 1. Of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk; silken; silklike; as, a silky luster. 2. Hence, soft and smooth; as, silky wine. 3. Covered with soft hairs pressed close to the surface, as a leaf; sericeous. Silky oak (Bot.), a lofty Australian tree (Grevillea robusta) with silky tomentose lobed or incised leaves. It furnishes a valuable timber.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Silky, or Silk-bark, oak, an Australian tree (Grevillea robusta). Green oak, oak wood colored green by the growth of the mycelium of certain fungi. Oak apple, a large, smooth, round gall produced on the leaves of the American red oak by a gallfly (Cynips confluens). It is green and pulpy when young. Oak beauty (Zo["o]l.), a British geometrid moth (Biston prodromaria) whose larva feeds on the oak. Oak gall, a gall found on the oak. See 2d Gall. Oak leather (Bot.), the mycelium of a fungus which forms leatherlike patches in the fissures of oak wood. Oak pruner. (Zo["o]l.) See Pruner, the insect. Oak spangle, a kind of gall produced on the oak by the insect Diplolepis lenticularis. Oak wart, a wartlike gall on the twigs of an oak. The Oaks, one of the three great annual English horse races (the Derby and St. Leger being the others). It was instituted in 1779 by the Earl of Derby, and so called from his estate. To sport one's oak, to be ``not at home to visitors,'' signified by closing the outer (oaken) door of one's rooms. [Cant, Eng. Univ.]



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