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oak

noun [C or U] uk   /əʊk/  us   /oʊk/
B2 a large tree that is common in northern countries, or the hard wood of this tree: a mighty oak The timbers of those old sailing ships were mainly oak. an oak table/cupboard
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in Arabic شَجَرة السِنْديان…
in Korean 오크나무…
in Malaysian pokok oak…
in French chêne…
in Turkish meşe, meşe ağacı…
in Italian quercia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 橡樹, 櫟樹, 橡木…
in Russian дуб…
in Polish dąb…
in Vietnamese cây sồi…
in Spanish roble…
in Portuguese carvalho…
in Thai ต้นโอ๊ก…
in German die Eiche…
in Catalan roure…
in Japanese オーク(ナラ、カシ、クヌギなどの総称)…
in Indonesian pohon eik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 橡树, 栎树, 橡木…
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