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  1. Quercus, genus Quercusnoun



  1. quercus

    An oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus (; Latin "oak tree") of the beech family, Fagaceae. There are approximately 500 extant species of oaks. The common name "oak" also appears in the names of species in related genera, notably Lithocarpus (stone oaks), as well as in those of unrelated species such as Grevillea robusta (silky oaks) and the Casuarinaceae (she-oaks). The genus Quercus is native to the Northern Hemisphere, and includes deciduous and evergreen species extending from cool temperate to tropical latitudes in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and North Africa. North America has the largest number of oak species, with approximately 160 species in Mexico of which 109 are endemic and about 90 in the United States. The second greatest area of oak diversity is China, with approximately 100 species.


  1. quercus

    Quercus is the scientific name for the genus of trees and shrubs commonly known as oaks. There are around 500 species within this genus, mostly found in the northern hemisphere including the Americas, Asia, Europe, and North Africa. They are characterized by alternate leaves with lobed or toothed margins, and acorns which are their fruit. Oak trees are known for their hard, durable wood and their size, with some species living for hundreds of years.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quercusnoun

    a genus of trees constituted by the oak. See Oak

  2. Etymology: [L., an oak.]


  1. Quercus

    Quercus - Associação Nacional de Conservação da Natureza is a Portuguese environmental organization founded in 1985. The name Quercus is used because the Oak is one of the species that is characteristic from this country and that nowadays is more rare. It is headquartered in the Monsanto Forest Park, in Lisbon. On their website, Quercus declares itself to be a non-profit national environment organization, independent from political parties.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Quercus

    A plant genus of the family FAGACEAE that is a source of TANNINS. Do not confuse with Holly (ILEX).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of QUERCUS in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of QUERCUS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. Penni Redford:

    Southern Live oak, Quercus Virginiana -- large canopy trees, can withstand occasional floods and hurricanes and are resistant to salt spray, provide habitat for birds and a variety of moss and bromeliads in South Florida.

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