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red oak


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Term Type

Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Preferred Term

red oak

Details

Wood of the tree belonging to the genus Ouercus borealis, native to Eastern Canada and the United states. It varies in color from pink to pale reddish-brown. Less esteemed than white, it is porous, and tends to warp and check. It is used for flooring, joinery, and veneer.

Variations

oak, red

Quercus borealis

Quercus rubia

chêne rouge

Broader Term

oak

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