[ roh-bley ]
/ ˈroʊ bleɪ /


a Californian white oak, Quercus lobata, having a short trunk and large, spreading branches.
any of several other trees, especially of the oak and beech families.

Origin of roble

1860–65; < Spanish, PortugueseLatin rōbur oak tree Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for roble


/ (ˈrəʊbleɪ) /


Also called: white oak an oak tree, Quercus lobata, of California, having leathery leaves and slender pointed acorns
any of several similar or related trees

Word Origin for roble

C19: from Spanish: from Latin rōbur oak, strength
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