[oh-kuh m] /ˈoʊ kəm/
loose fiber obtained by untwisting and picking apart old ropes, used for caulking the seams of ships.
loose fibre obtained by unravelling old rope, used esp for caulking seams in wooden ships
“loose fiber obtained from taking apart old hemp ropes,” early 15c., from Old English acumba “tow, oakum, flax fibers separated by combing,” literally “what is combed out,” from Proto-Germanic *us-kambon (cf. Old High German achambi); first element cognate with Old English a- “away, out, off;” second element from stem of cemban “to comb,” from camb “a comb;” from PIE *gembh- “tooth, nail” (see comb (n.)).
[ohk-vil] /ˈoʊk vɪl/ noun 1. a town in SE Ontario, in S Canada, SW of Toronto, on Lake Ontario. /ˈəʊkvɪl/ noun 1. a city in SE Canada, in SE Ontario on Lake Ontario southwest of Toronto: motor-vehicle industry. Pop: 144 738 (2001)
noun 1. See under . noun 1. any of various small oval-shaped homopterous insects of the family Asterolecaniidae, the female members of which have their bodies embedded in a waxy mass, as in the destructive Cerococcus quercus ((oak wax scale) or (oak scale)) or covered with a waxy film.
noun, Plant Pathology. 1. a disease of oaks, characterized by wilting and discoloration of the leaves and defoliation, usually starting at and spreading from the top of the tree and the ends of the branches, caused by a fungus, Chalara quercina.
/ˈəʊkɪ/ adjective oakier, oakiest 1. hard like the wood of an oak 2. (of a wine) having a pleasant flavour imparted by the oak barrel in which it was stored /ˈəʊkɪ/ noun (pl) oakies 1. (Midland English, dialect) an ice cream