kermes oak

An oak, , native to the western Mediterranean region and growing 1-6 meters tall.

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  • Kermes oak — Oak Oak ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kermes oak — noun also kermes : a dwarf often shrubby evergreen oak (Quercus coccinea) of the Mediterranean region that is the host of the kermes insect and has a bark rich in tannin …   Useful english dictionary

  • kermes oak — noun a very small evergreen Mediterranean oak with prickly holly like leaves, formerly prized as a host plant for kermes insects. [Quercus coccifera.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Kermes (dye) — Kermes (or chermes ), meaning red insect in the Persian language, is the dried bodies of the females of a scale insect in the genus Kermes , primarily Kermes ilicis (formerly Coccus ilicis ) or Kermes vermilio , distantly related to the cochineal …   Wikipedia

  • kermes — [kʉr′mēz΄] n. [Fr kermès < Ar & Pers qirmiz: see CARMINE] 1. the dried bodies of the females of certain soft scale insects (genus Kermes), used for making a purple red dye 2. this dye 3. a small, evergreen Mediterranean oak (Quercus coccifera) …   English World dictionary

  • Kermes — is a term that can refer to : * the insect genus Kermes , which includes Kermes ilicis and Kermes vermilio * Kermes (dye) made from it, of a crimson color * Kermes Oak the insect lives on *Kermes the name of a berry, used in the once famous… …   Wikipedia

  • Oak — ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and staminate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oak apple — Oak Oak ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oak beauty — Oak Oak ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oak gall — Oak Oak ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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