Definition of myrtle oak
: a small shrubby oak (Quercus myrtifolia) of the southeastern U.S. that has stiff much-branched stems and small glossy oval to oblong dark green leaves and that often forms nearly impenetrable thickets in sandy coastal areas
showing great care, attention, and effort
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