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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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Translations of “oak”
in Korean 오크나무…
in Arabic شَجَرة السِنْديان…
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 Spanish roble…
in Portuguese carvalho…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 橡树, 栎树, 橡木…
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