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live oak

Any of various North American evergreen oak trees, especially Quercus virginiana of the southeast United States and Q. agrifolia of California and northern Mexico.

[From their being evergreen.]

live oak

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

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1. an evergreen oak, Quercus virginiana, of the southern U.S., having a short, broad trunk and shiny, oblong leaves.
2. any of various related trees.
3. the wood of any of these trees.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: oak - any of several American evergreen oakslive oak - any of several American evergreen oaks
oak tree, oak - a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves; "great oaks grow from little acorns"
California live oak, coast live oak, Quercus agrifolia - highly variable often shrubby evergreen oak of coastal zone of western North America having small thick usually spiny-toothed dark-green leaves
canyon live oak, canyon oak, maul oak, Quercus chrysolepis, iron oak - medium-sized evergreen of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico with oblong leathery often spiny-edged leaves
Quercus virginiana, southern live oak - medium-sized evergreen native to eastern North America to the east coast of Mexico; often cultivated as shade tree for it wide-spreading crown; extremely hard tough durable wood once used in shipbuilding
interior live oak, Quercus wislizenii, Quercus wizlizenii - a small shrubby evergreen tree of western North America similar to the coast live oak but occurring chiefly in foothills of mountain ranges removed from the coast; an important part of the chaparral
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Roney has been circulating the petition since March and said he has collected more than 700 signatures from homeowners in the Hasley Hills, Live Oak and North Bluffs tracts, which contain more than 1,400 homes.
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Facility, Product Line Enhancement & Cost Reduction Strategy: On November 2, 2006, Gold Kist celebrated the opening of our $70 million, 180,000-square-foot expansion at our Live Oak, Florida poultry processing facility.
The City of New Smyrna Beach is seeking a qualified and licensed State of Florida Roofing Contractor to install a new roof for a portion the CITY GYM - PHASE II, located at 1000 Live Oak Street, New Smyrna Beach FL 32168.
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Edward Pirjanian, 54, has been a resident of the Live Oak subdivision - a cluster of single-family homes, parks and an elementary school - just an eight-lane freeway away from the county jail that could host the winter shelter in the parking lot.
The age of the Seven Sisters, the national co-champ live oak in Louisiana--estimated by foresters at more than 1200 years--was obtained from both the Live Oak Society and chairman Coleen Perilloux Landry.
At a meeting held at Live Oak Elementary School and organized by a homeowners association, Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth preached about more responsive government and improved law enforcement and recreation services if residents of the Hasley Hills, Live Oak and North Bluffs neighborhoods join the city.