A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

OAK

Wed, 1 Dec '21
Barrel wood
Sun, 3 Oct '21
National tree of the U.S.
Tue, 14 Sep '21
Good wood for whiskey barrels
Sun, 15 Aug '21
Symbol on the Connecticut state quarter
Thu, 8 Jul '21
Symbol of strength
Mon, 5 Apr '21
Bourbon barrel material