Rolfs' oak

\ ˈrälfs- \

Definition of Rolfs' oak

: a Florida coastal scrub oak (Quercus rolfsii) with hard rigid branches, small leathery leaves, and acorns usually in pairs and half-covered by the funnel-shaped cups

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History and Etymology for Rolfs' oak

after Frederick M. Rolfs †1956 American botanist

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“Rolfs' oak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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