live oak

[lahyv]
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:
1600–10, Americanism

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live oak (laɪv)
 
n
a hard-wooded evergreen oak, Quercus virginianus, of S North America: used for shipbuilding

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Example sentences
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.
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