Emory oak

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After a US army surveyor, Lieutenant William Hemsley Emory, who surveyed the area of west Texas where it was discovered in 1846.

Noun[edit]

Emory oak (plural Emory oaks)

  1. Quercus emoryi, an oak common in Arizona, New Mexico, and western Texas, typically growing in dry hills at moderate altitudes and retaining its leaves through the winter.