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Encina

Look up Quercus Ilex in the UK version of Wikipedia and you get "Turner's Oak, a semi-evergreen tree of small to medium size with a rounded crown; it was originally raised at Mr. Turner's nursery, Essex, UK, in 1783."

Look it up in the Spanish version and you get an article that waxes lyrical about the wonderful Encina tree that is grown in meadowland for its crop of acorns and for its excellence in charcoaling. There are lots of them around here and the pigs that eat the acorns do produce a rather tasty cured ham.

Apologies to all you vegetarians!

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