chinquapin oak

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Available trees include red maple, red oak, chinquapin oak, redbud and desert willow, according to the Foundation. Teri Webster, Dallas News, 26 Oct. 2020 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, 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, 5 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chinquapin oak was in 1785

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Cite this Entry

“Chinquapin oak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chinquapin%20oak. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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