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evergreen oak

any of several oaks, as the holm oak, having evergreen foliage.
Origin of evergreen oak
First recorded in 1675-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Ilex is the classical name of the evergreen oak in southern Europe.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • This is a genus of Bromeliace, growing on the boughs of trees, and notably on those of the evergreen oak.

    The Desert World Arthur Mangin
  • It is generally cut from an evergreen oak, but sometimes from an olive-tree or a beech.

    Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I. Sir James George Frazer
  • The world-tree of Romowe, the ancient sacred centre of the Prussians, was an evergreen oak.

  • She also stretches it sometimes in the thickets of evergreen oak, on the slopes with the scrubby grass, dear to Grasshoppers.

    Insect Adventures J. Henri Fabre
  • Even up the shores of the Lake of Garda, where the evergreen oak grows, the olive has become wild.

    The Story of the Hills H. N. Hutchinson
  • This cochineal lives by preference (at least, so it is supposed) on the evergreen oak (Quercus ilex), whence its specific name.

    The Insect World Louis Figuier
  • The evergreen oak of southern Europe is highly prized for its acorns.

  • This was at the entrance of woods of the evergreen oak, with hawthorn, many trees of each kind twined round with honeysuckle.

  • evergreen oak in all directions, but with broader leaf than in Palestine; also some terebinth-trees and wild holly-oaks.

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