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encina

[en-see-nuh] /ɛnˈsi nə/
noun
1.
the live oak, Quercus virginiana.
Origin
1905-1910
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
Related forms
encinal, adjective
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