from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A deciduous oak tree (Quercus marilandica) native mostly to the southeastern United States and having blackish bark and leaves with three shallow lobes at the widened apex.

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  • n. 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


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