Meaning of live oak

live' oak'

Pronunciation: (līv), [key]
  1. an evergreen oak, Quercus virginiana, of the southern U.S., having a short, broad trunk and shiny, oblong leaves: the state tree of Georgia.
  2. any of various related trees.
  3. the hard, durable wood of any of these trees.
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