quercine

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Word of the Day
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quercine

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

Origin
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.

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The quercine cask
Was up to the task
Of filling the company’s
Every flask.

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