(also silk oak)
A tall Australian tree that yields silky-textured timber similar to oak.
Several species in the family Proteaceae, in particular Cardwellia sublimis and the frequently cultivated Grevillea robusta‘Notable natives assuming statuesque proportions in northern NSW include brush box, flindersia, native tamarind, red cedar, silky oak and turpentine.’
- ‘I kicked a silky oak in the front yard and broke my big toe.’
- ‘Bright reds and yellows are offset by calm beech and silky oak panels; the big volume is bathed in light from clerestories.’
- ‘He was planing a piece of silky oak.’
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