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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

An Americanism first recorded in 1905–10; from Latin American Spanish, Spanish: “holm oak,” by syncope, shortening, and assimilation, from Late Latin īlicīna “holm oak,” originally feminine of īlicīnus “pertaining to holm oak,” equivalent to Latin īlic- (stem of īlex ) ilex1 + -īnus -ine1

OTHER WORDS FROM encina

en·ci·nal, adjective

Other definitions 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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