alcornoque

noun al·cor·no·que \ˌal-(ˌ)kȯr-ˈnō-kē\

Definition of alcornoque

plural

-s

  1. :  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)


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of alcornoque


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