pin oak


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

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Recent Examples on the Web The park district has also planted native trees throughout the river’s floodplain, including swamp white oak, pin oak and sycamore. Megan Becka, cleveland, 30 Aug. 2021 That’s how long Medina Kiwanis members have been distributing 12-inch-tall pin oak seedlings to the city’s third-graders in honor of Arbor Day each year. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 3 May 2021 National Wildflower Week event involving the planting of a pin oak tree in the Victoria Avenue building courtyard. John Benson, cleveland, 5 May 2021 Consider the additional habitat benefits of a scarlet oak or a pin oak that offers acorns for backyard wildlife. oregonlive, 6 Nov. 2020 The pin oak grows as tall as 70 feet with a canopy up to 40 feet wide. Jennifer Michelle Greenberg, Houston Chronicle, 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, 21 July 2019 Unfortunately, a similar-looking tree, northern pin oak, somehow gets sold and planted locally. Neil Sperry, star-telegram, 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,, 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of pin oak

1813, in the meaning defined above

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“Pin oak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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