chestnut oak


Definition of chestnut oak

: any of several oaks having oblong to lanceolate leaves with crenate or serrate edges: such as
b : a medium-sized oak (Quercus prinus) of eastern North America with large acorns and leaves that are yellow-green above and paler below

Examples of chestnut oak in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Original plantings of white pine and hemlocks have faded, and the dominant trees are white and chestnut oaks, tulip poplar and American beeches. Washington Post, "How the National Arboretum got its ferns and became a civic treasure," 29 Oct. 2019 The land is mostly wet woods, with many mature trees, including shagbark hickory, American beech, American elm, black gum, red maple, pin oak and chestnut oak. Grant Segall,, "Cleveland Metroparks gain more land and visitors (photos)," 15 Mar. 2018 Indians used to collect acorns from white and chestnut oaks along with American chestnuts, black walnut, and wild pecan as a food source for the long winter months. Leslie Anne Tarabella,, "He makes me lie down in green pastures," 9 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of chestnut oak

1703, in the meaning defined above

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