Definition of alcornoque
: any of several tropical American trees felt to resemble the cork oak
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Origin and Etymology of alcornoque
Portuguese (also, cork tree) & American Spanish alcornoque, both from Spanish, cork tree, probably from a 12th century Arabic dialect (Spain) word formed from Arabic al the + Medieval Latin quernus oak tree (from Latin, oaken, from quercus oak tree) + Medieval Latin -occus (diminutive & pejorative suffix)
First Known Use: 1811See Words from the same year
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