chinquapin oak

noun

Definition of chinquapin oak 

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

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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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