scrub-oak

scrub oak

noun
any of several oaks, as Quercus ilicifolia and Q. prinoides, characterized by a scrubby manner of growth, usually found in dry, rocky soil.

Origin:
1760–70, Americanism

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scrub oak

noun
any of various chiefly American small shrubby oaks often a dominant form on thin dry soils sometimes forming dense thickets 
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