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roble

[roh-bley]
noun
  1. a Californian white oak, Quercus lobata, having a short trunk and large, spreading branches.
  2. any of several other trees, especially of the oak and beech families.
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Origin of roble

1860–65; < Spanish, PortugueseLatin rōbur oak tree
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Examples from the Web for roble

Historical Examples of roble

  • The Encina politicians did not know Roble girls for nothing.

    Stanford Stories

    Charles K. Field

  • On the evening of Friday, the closing day, Roble gave an impromptu dance.

    Stanford Stories

    Charles K. Field

  • Won't we make a bloodthirsty gang of roble ned men—er, noble red men!

    Frank Merriwell at Yale

    Burt L. Standish

  • The tree that gives the memorable touch to the landscape of the coast valleys is the oak, both the roble and encinas varieties.

    California

    Mary Austin

  • Roble caught sight of him beyond the flower beds, over the heads of the tall pampas.

    Stanford Stories

    Charles K. Field


British Dictionary definitions for roble

roble

noun
  1. Also called: white oak an oak tree, Quercus lobata, of California, having leathery leaves and slender pointed acorns
  2. any of several similar or related trees
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Word Origin for roble

C19: from Spanish: from Latin rōbur oak, strength
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