Translation of cork oak in Spanish:

cork oak

alcornoque, n.

See Spanish definition of alcornoque


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    alcornoque masculine
    • The bark of the cork oak tree, found in Spain, Portugal, and North Africa, can be almost entirely stripped each harvest without harming the tree, which regenerates itself.
    • The bark of cork oak trees regenerates, allowing the trees to be safely stripped in nine-year intervals to create natural wine corks.
    • The high mountains support typical evergreen forests of firs and cypress, whilst on the lower slopes are to be found such trees as pines, chestnuts, and cork oak.
    • Cork is harvested from the cork oak, coming primarily from Portugal, Spain and North Africa.
    • Olive groves and forests of cork oak are the Mediterranean environment of the handsome woodchat.