silky oak

silky oak

  1. (countable) Any of various trees and large shrubs in the family Proteaceae, especially Grevillea robusta or Cardwellia sublimis.
    • 1998, David Malouf, A First Place, Vintage 2015, p. 164:
      If you drive north from Sydney to Brisbane you come to a natural border, some way south of the political one, where the first bunyas and hoop-pines and silky oaks begin to appear.
  2. (uncountable) The wood of these trees.

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