|Leaves and acorns (note the long acorn stalks)|
|Subgenus:||Quercus subg. Quercus|
|Section:||Quercus sect. Quercus|
Quercus robur, commonly known as common oak, pedunculate oak, European oak or English oak, is a species of flowering plant in the beech and oak family, Fagaceae. It is native to most of Europe west of the Caucasus. The tree is widely cultivated in temperate regions and has escaped into the wild in scattered parts of China and North America.
From Middle English ook, oke, aik, ake, from Old English āc (also as Old English ǣċ), from Proto-Germanic *aiks, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyǵ- (“oak”).
- (General American) IPA(key): /oʊk/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əʊk/
- enPR: ōk
- Rhymes: -əʊk
oak (countable and uncountable, plural...