live-oak

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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