live oak definition

  • noun:
    • some of a few United states evergreen oaks, such as for example Quercus virginiana of Mexico and southeast united states of america or Q. agrifolia of Ca. Also called encina.
    • An evergreen species of pine feature for the US South, the southern live oak, Quercus virginiana
    • any one of various other types of pine with evergreen, typically holly-like leaves
    • An American pine, Quercus virens.
    • any of a number of United states evergreen oaks
  • adjective:
    • a species of pine (Quercus virens), growing inside Southern States, of great toughness, and very esteemed for ship timber. In Ca the Quercus chrysolepis and some various other types may also be called live oaks.

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