- 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, Portuguese ≪ Latin rōbur oak tree
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Examples from the Web for roble
The Encina politicians did not know Roble girls for nothing.
On the evening of Friday, the closing day, Roble gave an impromptu dance.
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
Roble caught sight of him beyond the flower beds, over the heads of the tall pampas.
- 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
C19: from Spanish: from Latin rōbur oak, strength
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