canyon live oak

variants: or canyon oak

Definition of canyon live oak

: a California evergreen oak (Quercus chrysolepis) with oblong leathery often spiny-edged leaves covered on the under side with a yellow tomentum

called also iron oak, maul oak

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“Canyon live oak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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