from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A European oak (Quercus petraea) having tough, elastic wood.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A species of oak (Quercus sessiliflora, or, according to some, Q. pubescens) so closely allied to the common oak (Q. Robur) as to be reckoned by some botanists only a variety of it.
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- n. deciduous European oak valued for its tough elastic wood
Native species have recolonised, and now blackbirds forage among mouldering leaves of New World tulip trees, maples, paperbark birches and red oaks that decay into the soil alongside Old World durmast oak, alder, ash and rowan fallen foliage.
The Ramudoi lived on the river during the warm seasons, taking full advantage of its resources, including the large durmast oaks that lined its banks, which were used to make their beautifully crafted and maneuverable boats.
In 1953 in Yugoslavia I observed vigorous young durmast oak (_Quercus petraea_) being killed by the blight.