chinquapin oak

noun

Definition of chinquapin oak

: either of two chestnut oaks (Quercus muhlenbergii and Q. prinoides) of the eastern U.S.

Examples of chinquapin oak in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The adapted list includes Texas red oak, live oak, cedar elm, Mexican white oak, bur oak, Mexican sycamore and chinquapin oak. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Calvin Finch: The flower annuals to plant now in San Antonio to get you through winter," 22 Oct. 2020 Lace bugs attack pyracanthas, Boston ivy, sycamores, bur oaks, chinquapin oaks, azaleas, American elms and boxwoods, among others, turning their leaves the same pale tan color. Neil Sperry, star-telegram, "Burning questions about pests, weeds and more, as summer yields to fall," 5 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of chinquapin oak

1785, in the meaning defined above

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26 Oct 2020

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“Chinquapin oak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chinquapin%20oak. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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