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encina

[ en-see-nuh ]
/ ɛnˈsi nə /
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noun

the live oak, Quercus virginiana.

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Origin of encina

1905–10, Americanism;<American Spanish, Spanish: holm oak, by syncope, shortening, and assimilation <Late Latin īlicīna holm oak, originally feminine of īlicīnus pertaining to holm oak, equivalent to Latin īlic- (stem of īlex) ilex1 + -īnus-ine1
en·ci·nal, adjective

Definition for encina (2 of 2)

Encina
[ en-thee-nah, -see ]
/ ɛnˈθi nɑ, -ˈsi /

noun

Juan del [hwahn del], /ʰwɑn dɛl/, 1468?-1529?, Spanish poet, composer, and playwright.
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