encina

[ en-see-nuh ]
/ ɛnˈsi nə /
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noun

the live oak, Quercus virginiana.

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 forms

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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