scrub oak

noun

Definition of scrub oak

: any of various chiefly American oaks (such as Quercus ilicifolia of the northeastern U.S.) of small size and usually shrubby habit

Examples of scrub oak in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Much of the terrain remains covered with pines, cypress, palmetto, scrub oak all the things dear to Floridians and will remain so. Roger Simmons, orlandosentinel.com, 21 July 2021 Meantime, attention surrounding the skirmish provided the Sioux with foundation backing to develop a wind farm in Porcupine Hills, an area of scrub oak and buffalo grass with cattle ranches. The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 June 2021 Meantime, attention surrounding the skirmish provided the Sioux with foundation backing to develop a wind farm in Porcupine Hills, an area of scrub oak and buffalo grass with cattle ranches. Matthew Brown And Felicia Fonseca, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 June 2021 Meantime, attention surrounding the skirmish provided the Sioux with foundation backing to develop a wind farm in Porcupine Hills, an area of scrub oak and buffalo grass with cattle ranches. The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 June 2021 Meantime, attention surrounding the skirmish provided the Sioux with foundation backing to develop a wind farm in Porcupine Hills, an area of scrub oak and buffalo grass with cattle ranches. Matthew Brown And Felicia Fonseca, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 June 2021 Meantime, attention surrounding the skirmish provided the Sioux with foundation backing to develop a wind farm in Porcupine Hills, an area of scrub oak and buffalo grass with cattle ranches. The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 June 2021 Meantime, attention surrounding the skirmish provided the Sioux with foundation backing to develop a wind farm in Porcupine Hills, an area of scrub oak and buffalo grass with cattle ranches. Matthew Brown And Felicia Fonseca, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 June 2021 Meantime, attention surrounding the skirmish provided the Sioux with foundation backing to develop a wind farm in Porcupine Hills, an area of scrub oak and buffalo grass with cattle ranches. The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 June 2021

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First Known Use of scrub oak

1766, in the meaning defined above

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4 Sep 2021

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“Scrub oak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scrub%20oak. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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