scrub oak


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scrub oak

n.
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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Noun1.scrub oak - any of various chiefly American small shrubby oaks often a dominant form on thin dry soils sometimes forming dense thicketsscrub 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
myrtle oak, Quercus myrtifolia, seaside scrub oak - small evergreen shrub or tree of southeastern United States; often forms almost impenetrable thickets in sandy coastal areas
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Both road and stream wound up through a valley dense with scrub oak and fir.
I saw the scrub oak moving as the bull maneuvered his way through the tangle.
Where there was a trail, scrub oak, dense brush, and blowdown slowed our progress so it was midafternoon by the time we found an opening in the timber wide enough to glass from.
There are actually a wide variety of scrub oak species, yet the animals seem to favor all their acorns.
This time, the hogs thankfully followed our playbook and wormed out of the thick palmettos and scrub oak just as the sun was dipping down over the cow pasture to the west.
Here is a scene: "For more than an hour, the three of us climbed the steep, trail-less canyon wall, pushing through scratchy thickets of scrub oak and across exposed sandstone slabs.
Some 20,000 acres of scrub oak and brush ravaged by the fire over a five-hour period on Saturday night represented "unprecedented growth in that short amount of time," he added.
In a deep vista of scrub oak a hoot owl names the lost one, & he
In the gorge just west of The Dalles, the Rowena Fire was 90 percent contained after burning one home and nearly 6 square miles of scrub oak and brush.
The first part discusses the recent history of self-identity and mechanical, systematic, exploitative approaches to understanding the world, followed by an interlude drawing metaphorically on the rootedness of the scrub oak of the prairie.
As we left the fire trail we were on a steep slope of flaky shale dotted with brush and scrub oak.
This unique oasis of brush-covered dunes, pitch pines and scrub oak is surrounded by suburbia and shopping malls, making it accessible to many.