bluejack

noun
blue·​jack | \ ˈblüˌjak \
variants: or less commonly bluejack oak

Definition of bluejack

: an oak (Quercus cinerea) of the southern U.S. with entire cuneate leaves and numerous small acorns

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History and Etymology for bluejack

blue entry 1 + -jack (as in blackjack oak); from the ashy appearance of the foliage

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“Bluejack.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bluejack. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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