any of several oak trees of the SW U.S.; esp., a tall, white oak (Quercus lobata) of California
Origin of robleAmerican Spanish ; from Sp, oak ; from Classical Latin robur, hard variety of oak: see robust
- Any of several oak trees, especially Quercus lobata of California, which has deeply lobed leaves and slender pointed acorns.
- Any of several trees having hard durable wood similar to oak, especially the tropical American species Tabebuia rosea.
Origin of robleSpanish and Portuguese, oak, both from Latin r&omacron;bur; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.