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scrub oak

any of several oaks, as Quercus ilicifolia and Q. prinoides, characterized by a scrubby manner of growth, usually found in dry, rocky soil.
Origin of scrub oak
1760-70, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Lafe could almost hear the wild doves cooing in the scrub-oak caon.

    The Sheriff of Badger George B. Pattullo
  • And I am but a scrub-oak in this forest of giants, my Brothers.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • "He may be in any one of those thousand scrub-oak patches," said Haynes as they remounted.

    The Flying Death Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • Is a peach-tree just like a horse-chestnut, or a scrub-oak, or a honey-locust?

  • Wallace, and had fallen back across some open fields to the scrub-oak woods beyond.

    Life of Wm. Tecumseh Sherman. W. Fletcher Johnson
  • Thence, through a tangled wilderness of scrub-oak and manzanita, down a steep slope, into a pretty caon.

    Bunch Grass Horace Annesley Vachell
  • Ordinary oak-leaves are too small to use; it is on the scrub-oak that you will find them large enough.

  • The hills around Chi-chiang were thickly clad with scrub-oak, on the leaves of which silkworms had been placed to feed.

  • The shadow of the scrub-oak under which they had thrown themselves was a long blot across the sand.

    Under Handicap Jackson Gregory
  • In the same piece of scrub-oak the summer after I found another black-and-white warbler's nest.

    Wild Life Near Home Dallas Lore Sharp

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