the live oak, Quercus virginiana.

1905–10, Americanism; < American Spanish, Spanish: holm oak, by syncope, shortening, and assimilation < Late Latin īlicīna holm oak, orig. feminine of īlicīnus pertaining to holm oak, equivalent to Latin īlic- (stem of īlex) ilex + -īnus -ine1

encinal, adjective
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