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live oak

[ lahyv ]
/ laɪv /
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noun
an evergreen oak, Quercus virginiana, of the southern U.S., having a short, broad trunk and shiny, oblong leaves: the state tree of Georgia.
any of various related trees.
the hard, durable wood of any of these trees.
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Origin of live oak

An Americanism dating back to 1600–10
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British Dictionary definitions for live oak

live oak
/ (laɪv) /

noun
a hard-wooded evergreen oak, Quercus virginianus, of S North America: used for shipbuilding
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