scrub oak

  1. any of several oaks, as Quercus ilicifolia and Q. prinoides, characterized by a scrubby manner of growth, usually found in dry, rocky soil.

Origin of scrub oak

An Americanism dating back to 1760–70

Words Nearby scrub oak Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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