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evergreen oak

noun
1.
any of several oaks, as the holm oak, having evergreen foliage.
Origin of evergreen oak
1675-1685
1675-85
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  • 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 ceiling was of wood, crossed by heavy beams of the evergreen oak, without ornament.

  • 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
  • The hills and the plain are ornamented with the evergreen oak, sometimes in clumps or groves, at others standing solitary.

  • 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
  • It grows to a height of about 30 feet, and resembles the Quercus ilex, or evergreen oak, and attains to a great age.

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

  • Here reigns perfect calm; moreover, there are some clumps of evergreen oak which will lend me their scanty shade.

    The Life of the Fly J. Henri Fabre
  • evergreen oak in all directions, but with broader leaf than in Palestine; also some terebinth-trees and wild holly-oaks.

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