1. [ noun ] (botany) large nearly semi-evergreen oak of southeastern United States; thrives in damp soil
Synonyms: Quercus_laurifolia pin_oak
Related terms: oak
2. [ noun ] (botany) small deciduous tree of eastern and central United States having leaves that shine like laurel; wood is used in western states for shingles
Synonyms: Quercus_imbricaria shingle_oak
Related terms: oak
Similar spelling:   laurels