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live oak

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noun \ˈlīv-\

Simple Definition of live oak

  • : a large type of oak tree that grows in the southern U.S.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of live oak

  1. :  any of several American evergreen oaks: as a :  a medium-sized oak (Quercus virginiana) of southeastern North America often cultivated as a shelter and shade tree and noted for its extremely hard tough durable wood b :  any of several oaks of the western United States with evergreen foliage and hard durable wood

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First Known Use of live oak

1610


LIVE OAK Defined for Kids

live oak

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noun \ˈlīv-\

Definition of live oak for Students

  1. :  any of several American oaks that have evergreen leaves




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