Oak vs. Mott

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Main Difference

The main difference between Oak and Mott is that the Oak is a genus of plants and Mott is a name: given name and surname

  • Oak

    An oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus (;; Latin “oak tree”) of the beech family, Fagaceae. There are approximately 600 extant species of oaks. The common name “oak” also appears in the names of species in related genera, notably Lithocarpus (stone oaks), as well as in those of unrelated species such as Grevillea robusta (silky oaks) and the Casuarinaceae (she-oaks). The genus Quercus is native to the Northern Hemisphere, and includes deciduous and evergreen species extending from cool temperate to tropical latitudes in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and North Africa. North America contains the largest number of oak species, with approximately 90 occurring in the United States, while Mexico has 160 species of which 109 are endemic. The second greatest center of oak diversity is China, which contains approximately 100 species.

    Oaks have spirally arranged leaves, with lobate margins in many species; some have serrated leaves or entire leaves with smooth margins. Many deciduous species are marcescent, not dropping dead leaves until spring. In spring, a single oak tree produces both male flowers (in the form of catkins) and small female flowers. The fruit is a nut called an acorn or oak nut borne in a cup-like structure known as a cupule; each acorn contains one seed (rarely two or three) and takes 6–18 months to mature, depending on their species. The acorns and leaves contain tannic acid, which helps to guard from fungi and insects. The live oaks are distinguished for being evergreen, but are not actually a distinct group and instead are dispersed across the genus.

  • Mott

    Mott is both an English and German surname, and a given name. Notable people with the name include:

  • Oak (noun)

    A deciduous tree with distinctive deeply lobed leaves, acorns, and notably strong wood, typically of England and northeastern North America, included in genus Quercus.

  • Oak (noun)

    The wood of the oak.

  • Oak (noun)

    A rich brown colour, like that of oak wood.

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  • Oak (noun)

    Any tree of the genus Quercus, in family Fagaceae.

  • Oak (noun)

    Any tree of other genera and species of trees resembling typical oaks of genus Quercus in some ways.

  • Oak (noun)

    The she-oaks in ver=161219 and Casuarina, of family Casuarinaceae

  • Oak (noun)

    , white oak, in family Malvaceae

  • Oak (noun)

    Various species called silky oak, in family Proteaceae

  • Oak (noun)

    Toxicodendron, poison oak, in family Anacardiaceae

  • Oak (noun)

    The outer (lockable) door of a set of rooms in a college or similar institution. (Often in the phrase “to sport one’s oak”).

  • Oak (noun)

    The flavor of oak.

  • Oak (adjective)

    having a rich brown colour, like that of oak wood.

  • Oak (adjective)

    made of oak wood or timber

    “an oak table, oak beam, etc”

  • Oak (verb)

    To expose to oak in order for the oak to impart its flavors.

  • Mott (noun)

    A copse or small grove of trees, especially live oak or elm. from 19th c.


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