What is mossy-cup oak?

  • (noun): Medium to large deciduous oak of central and eastern North America with ovoid acorns deeply immersed in large fringed cups; yields tough close-grained wood.
    Synonyms: bur oak, burr oak, mossycup oak, Quercus macrocarpa

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