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 Inside, an auspicious pink smoke ring denotes the long, careful cook time where the Texas post oak smoke worked its way into the meat. Carlos Frías, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Thomas says Texas barbecue’s distinguishing characteristics include using post oak and mesquite wood to flavor the meat. Matt Wake |, al, 28 Aug. 2023 As for white oaks, there are more than a dozen, including the bur oak, chestnut oak, swamp white, and post oak, but the one most people think of carries the same name as the group in general: white oak. Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, 20 July 2023 The 6-foot deep pit forged by Mill Scale Metal Works in Lockhart is fueled by Texas wood — post oak, mesquite and pecan — to complement the regional flavors. Jan Waddy, San Antonio Express-News, 10 May 2023 The whole Texas smoked brisket is especially revered at this market-style restaurant along Barton Springs Road in South Austin, though the jalapeno and cheddar sausages smoked over slow-burning post oak wood are well-worth waiting a day or two for too. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Apr. 2020 Brisket is cooked low and slow over post oak, pecan and hickory wood. Dallas News, 5 Apr. 2022 The brisket is dry-rubbed simply with salt and pepper and smoked over post oak in century-old brick pits. Robin Soslow, Chron, 14 Jan. 2023 All the meat is smoked with post oak wood, following traditional Central Texas style. Dallas News, 20 Sep. 2022

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First Known Use

1775, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of post oak was in 1775

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“Post oak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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