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laurel oak

an oak, Quercus laurifolia, of the southeastern U.S., found in moist areas and having shiny dark green leaves.
Origin of laurel oak
An Americanism dating back to 1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It is a wonderful sight to see the evening sunlight streaming through the loose, open head of a laurel oak.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • If these values are fairly representative of the wood of laurel oak, it should be exceptionally valuable in vehicle making.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • It must be tried in actual practice, and that has not yet been done in the case of laurel oak as a wagon wood.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • There is little exact information available in regard to the supply of laurel oak in the South.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

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