evergreen oak

noun

: any of various oaks (such as a live oak, a holm oak, or a tan oak) with foliage that persists for two years so that the plant is more or less continuously green

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In the dusty vineyards, stout evergreen oaks stand forlornly, offering a moment of shade to sweating vineyard workers. Eric Asimov, New York Times, 21 June 2018 Dominating the yard are two evergreen oak hedges planted at a slant to evoke a theatrical backdrop. Andrew Montgomery, Vogue, 21 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1629, in the meaning defined above

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“Evergreen oak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evergreen%20oak. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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