- any of several American oaks; esp.,
- a wide-spreading, evergreen oak (Quercus virginiana) native to the SE U.S.
- a large evergreen oak (Quercus agrifolia) native to California
- the hard wood of these trees, used in shipbuilding and other construction
See live oak in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Any of several American evergreen oaks, such as Quercus virginiana of Mexico and the southeast United States or Q. agrifolia of California. Also called encina.
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