California white oak

noun

Definition of California white oak

: a tall graceful tree (Quercus lobata) native to California and much planted as a shade tree having deep-lobed leaves dark green above and whitish beneath and nearly sessile long-conical acorns

called also roble, valley oak, valley white oak

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“California white oak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/California%20white%20oak. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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