evergreen oak


Definition of evergreen oak

: 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

Examples of evergreen oak in a Sentence

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, "The Grape From Manchuela," 21 June 2018 Dominating the yard are two evergreen oak hedges planted at a slant to evoke a theatrical backdrop. Andrew Montgomery, Vogue, "Under the Tuscan Sun: Garden Designer Luciano Giubbilei's Italian Oasis," 21 Mar. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'evergreen oak.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of evergreen oak

1629, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about evergreen oak

Statistics for evergreen oak

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for evergreen oak

The first known use of evergreen oak was in 1629

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on evergreen oak

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about evergreen oak

Comments on evergreen oak

What made you want to look up evergreen oak? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


authorized for issue (as a bond)

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!