Definition of live oak in English:

live oak


  • A large, spreading, evergreen North American oak, which typically supports a large quantity of Spanish moss and other epiphytes.

    Quercus virginiana, family Fagaceae

    • ‘The cemetery, with its sculptures, Spanish moss, live oaks and dahlias, has an other worldly atmosphere.’
    • ‘Winding roads are bordered by palmettos, crape myrtle and live oaks draped with Spanish moss.’
    • ‘The white oak group, which includes the live oak and post oak, produces acorns annually.’
    • ‘In the northeastern part of the area is a sand ridge supporting turkey oak, sand live oak, wax myrtle, Chapman oak, and longleaf pine.’
    • ‘And the soil, I'm afraid, wasn't perfect since I had to dig among the roots of a live oak.’