holm oak

noun

: a southern European evergreen oak (Quercus ilex)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Purple crocus flowers bloomed in groves of holm oak, and broom shrubs burst with yellow blooms. Mary Winston Nicklin, Washington Post, 13 May 2022 The surrounding chestnut, beech, holm oak forests and nut orchards are roamed by wild horses. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 21 Aug. 2021 Untouched were the groves of holm oaks where, in the winter, porco preto, the black pigs who forage and feed on acorns, make the penultimate stop on their path to becoming some of the world’s best pork and ham. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, 10 Aug. 2018 The government is introducing legislation to encourage the planting of more slow-growing native species, such as cork trees, holm oaks or chestnut trees, which are more resilient to flames and can slow the advance of wildfires. Washington Post, 14 June 2018 The government is introducing legislation to encourage the planting of more slow-growing native species, such as cork trees, holm oaks, or chestnut trees, which are more resilient to flames and can slow the advance of wildfires. Barry Hatton, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of holm oak was in 1597

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“Holm oak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holm%20oak. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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