encina

[en-see-nuh]
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noun

the live oak, Quercus virginiana.

Nearby words

  1. enchondroma,
  2. enchondromatosis,
  3. enchondrosarcoma,
  4. enchorial,
  5. enchoric,
  6. encina, juan del,
  7. encincture,
  8. encipher,
  9. encircle,
  10. encke

Origin of encina

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

Related formsen·ci·nal, adjective

Encina

[en-thee-nah, -see]

noun

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