n. type of oak which produces heavy elastic wood

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  • durmast — [dʉr′mast΄] n. [? for dun mast oak, dark acorned oak: see DUN1 & MAST2] any of several European oaks valued for their heavy, tough wood …   English World dictionary

  • durmast — /derr mast , mahst /, n. a European oak, Quercus petraea, yielding a heavy, elastic wood used for furniture and in the construction of buildings. [1785 95; short for durmast oak, perh. erroneously for dunmast oak; see DUN2, MAST2] * * * …   Universalium

  • durmast — dur•mast [[t]ˈdɜrˌmæst, ˌmɑst[/t]] n. pln any of several European oaks, esp. Quercus petraea, yielding a heavy elastic wood used for furniture and building • Etymology: 1785–95; short for durmast oak, perh. erron. for dunmast oak; see dun II,… …   From formal English to slang

  • durmast — dur·mast …   English syllables

  • durmast — /ˈdɜmast/ (say dermahst) noun a European oak, Quercus petraea, with a heavy, elastic wood. {dur (? erroneous for dun2) + mast2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • durmast — n. an oak tree, Quercus petraea, having sessile flowers. Etymology: dur (perh. erron. for DUN(1)) + MAST(2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • durmast oak — [ də:mα:st] noun another term for sessile oak. Origin C18: durmast perh. orig. an error for dunmast, from dun1 + mast2 …   English new terms dictionary

  • durmast oak — bekotis ąžuolas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bukinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Quercus petraea), paplitęs Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Quercus petraea angl. chestnut oak; durmast …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • durmast oak — noun see durmast …   Useful english dictionary

  • durmast oak — noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of dun mast, from 1dun + mast Date: 1791 a European oak (Quercus petraea) valued especially for its dark heavy tough elastic wood and for its tannin rich bark …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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