Meaning of silky oak in English:

silky oak

(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.’