pin oak

noun

Definition of pin oak

: a pyramidally crowned deciduous oak (Quercus palustris) especially of wet regions of the eastern U.S. that has deeply cleft toothed leaves and rather small nearly hemispherical acorns

Examples of pin oak in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pin oak grows as tall as 70 feet with a canopy up to 40 feet wide. Jennifer Michelle Greenberg, Houston Chronicle, "Group to give away trees to Pearland residents," 15 Jan. 2018 West Bloomfield was strong in the kicking game, with Jake Ward making a pair of 39-yard field goals and punter Samuel Lafata pinning Oak Park inside the 5 in the third quarter. Detroit Free Press, "Michigan commit seals West Bloomfield's 20-14 win over Oak Park," 21 July 2019 Unfortunately, a similar-looking tree, northern pin oak, somehow gets sold and planted locally. Neil Sperry, star-telegram, "Overgrown shrubs? Thinning turfgrass? Here are solutions to common gardening struggles," 13 June 2018 Bystanders watched as a branch from a pin oak tree fell onto the Turtle Parade, a kid's ride at Coney Island, and injured two people on Thursday afternoon. Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati.com, "Tree branch falls onto children's ride at Coney Island," 15 June 2018 The job required the removal of a large pin oak on the south side of the circle. John Kelly, Washington Post, "In 1932, the Garden Club of America thought D.C. needed fancier entryways," 5 May 2018 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.com, "Cleveland Metroparks gain more land and visitors (photos)," 15 Mar. 2018 Trees available include 1-gallon vitex and Mexican plum saplings and 5-gallon Little Gem magnolia, eastern redbud, cherry bark oak, pin oak and water oak. Jennifer Michelle Greenberg, Houston Chronicle, "Group to give away trees to Pearland residents," 15 Jan. 2018 John Reinier, a Metroparks wetland ecologist, said the restored wetlands should harbor pin oak, swamp white oak, frogs, muskrats and more. Grant Segall, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Metroparks' biggest state grant will restore water and wetlands in Strongsville's Bonnie Park (photos)," 9 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of pin oak

1813, in the meaning defined above

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“Pin oak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pin%20oak. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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