post oak


Definition of post oak

: a white oak (Quercus stellata) of the eastern and central U.S. having hard durable wood

Examples of post oak in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s odd for a meat smoked over post oak for hours on end. Chris O'connell, Chron, 10 Feb. 2022 There are few areas of old-growth post oak trees left in Texas. Washington Post, 3 Aug. 2021 Sweetgum, winged elm and post oak trees were ranked at the top of the list. Morgan Greene,, 20 Apr. 2021 The post oak wood was supposed to go out in a blaze of glory, a sacrifice to the gods of barbecue in exchange for a perfect brisket or a show-stopping rack of pork ribs. San Antonio Express-News, 3 Mar. 2021 Smoke BBQ also became a locals favorite for their melt-in-your-mouth prime brisket, slow-smoked with a dry rub for 16 hours over post oak wood. Phillip Valys,, 10 Dec. 2020 The barbecue is smoked with post oak wood on one of three large J&R Oyler pits. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 6 Nov. 2020 Some have names that correspond to their appearance, like the post oak. Karen Martin, Arkansas Online, 30 Aug. 2020 The home was designed to account for the site’s topography and vegetation, nestled among the tall post oak trees and within the existing grades. Dallas News, 10 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of post oak

1775, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for post oak

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“Post oak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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