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Any of several oaks that form shrubby thickets, especially Quercus ilicifolia of eastern North America or Q. dumosa of western North America.
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|Noun||1.||scrub oak - any of various chiefly American small shrubby oaks often a dominant form on thin dry soils sometimes forming dense thickets|
oak tree, oak - a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves; "great oaks grow from little acorns"
bear oak, Quercus ilicifolia - shrubby oak of southeastern United States usually forming dense thickets
blackjack, blackjack oak, jack oak, Quercus marilandica - a common scrubby deciduous tree of central and southeastern United States having dark bark and broad three-lobed (club-shaped) leaves; tends to form dense thickets
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