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bluejack

[ bloo-jak ]
/ ˈbluˌdʒæk /
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noun

a small oak, Quercus incana, of the southern U.S., having crooked branches and blue-green leaves.

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Also called bluejack oak .

Origin of bluejack

1855–60, Americanism;blue + jack1, modeled after blackjack; so called from the bluish look of the leaves
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