Word of the Day – Quercine

By February 23, 2021Word of the Day

Quercine (adj)

kwer-seen

Of, relating to, or resembling oak or oak trees; consisting of oaks. Formerly also: †made of oak, oaken (obsolete).

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Blount (1618–1679), antiquary and lexicographer. From post-classical Latin quercinus oaken, made of oak from classical Latin quercus oak + -inus.

Example sentences

“The hardwood had a quercine quality.”

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