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live oak

[lahyv] /laɪv/
noun
1.
an evergreen oak, Quercus virginiana, of the southern U.S., having a short, broad trunk and shiny, oblong leaves: the state tree of Georgia.
2.
any of various related trees.
3.
the hard, durable wood of any of these trees.
Origin of live oak
1600-1610
An Americanism dating back to 1600-10
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live oak

/laɪv/
noun
1.
a hard-wooded evergreen oak, Quercus virginianus, of S North America: used for shipbuilding
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