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live oak

[lahyv] /laɪv/
noun
1.
an evergreen oak, Quercus virginiana, of the southern U.S., having a short, broad trunk and shiny, oblong leaves: the state tree of Georgia.
2.
any of various related trees.
3.
the hard, durable wood of any of these trees.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10, Americanism
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  • The only sounds are the chatter of birds and the murmur of the breeze through the leaves of live oak and cedar elm trees.
  • To her, palms and live oak did not qualify as trees.
  • live oak grows best in well-drained sandy soils and loam but also grows in clay and alluvial soils.
British Dictionary definitions for live oak

live oak

/laɪv/
noun
1.
a hard-wooded evergreen oak, Quercus virginianus, of S North America: used for shipbuilding
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