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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The spring revealed a dead 100-year-old pin oak on the property, another $5,000 bill, although the city shared in the cost of removal. New York Times, 4 Feb. 2022 Shaded by London planes and pin oak trees, the park was sandwiched between the new highway and a riverside promenade. New York Times, 2 Dec. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pin oak was in 1813

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“Pin oak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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