scrub oak

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scrub oak

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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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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.
However, when the scrub oaks drop their acorns, and this usually happens before live oak and water oak acorns are even close to ripe, these scrubs become game magnets
As I crouched in a patch of scrub oaks, Marty worked his cow calls about 40 yards behind me.
As we descended, the scrub oaks gave way to widely spaced taller oaks and some pines.
The bay was completely developed now, with a shopping list of water toys and accessories secured for the season, replacing the jack pine and scrub oaks of days gone by.
Often prominent now are marble galls on oaks, especially young and scrub oaks.
But instead we had to get closer, and by the time we crossed the canyon to get to the pig, it had either winded us or simply wandered off into the scrub oaks.
The par-72 course, designed by Arthur Hills weaves through a terrain of ancient live oaks, coastal scrub oaks and open marsh, creating a one of a kind golf experience.
The Union Army mustered among a grove of scrub oaks, while Confederates gathered on an open hillside a couple hundred yards away.
Non-native eucalyptus trees lining Stage Coach Road are singed around their bases, and bare silhouettes of Catalina's scrub oaks dot gray hillsides.
As he cleared a thin screen of scrub oaks, I picked him up in the crosshairs of my Kahles scope, holding the horizontal line centered on his body and the vertical line tight against the front of his chest as he ran.
But beneath the scrub oaks, fallen leaves held the rainwater in little cups.