holm oak

noun

Definition of holm oak

: a southern European evergreen oak (Quercus ilex)

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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, "Vacation in Portugal the Less-Obvious Way," 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, "Send in the goats: Portugal goes low-tech to beat wildfires," 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, "Portugal races to protect its citizens against wildfires – with goats," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of holm oak

1597, in the meaning defined above

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