Definition of scrub oak in English:

scrub oak

Syllabification: scrub oak

noun

North American
  • A shrubby dwarf oak that forms thickets.
    • Genus Quercus, family Fagaceae: several species, in particular Q. ilicifolia of the northeastern Appalachian region
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    • Perhaps the arid West Texas environment and the landscape dominated by low-growing mesquite, scrub oak and cactus explained the widespread local veneration of trees.
    • Likewise, the chestnut-backed chickadees hide in the branches of the scrub oak awaiting an opportunity for a quick breakfast.
    • Island oak, canyon oak, and scrub oak are common, along with Catalina cherry, elderberry, and summer holly (actually a member of the heath family).

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