chinquapin oak
noun Date: 1785 either of two chestnut oaks (Quercus muhlenbergii and Q. prinoides) of the eastern United States

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  • Chinquapin oak — Oak Oak ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chinquapin oak — Chinquapin Chin qua*pin, n. (Bot.) A branching, nut bearing tree or shrub ({Castanea pumila}) of North America, from six to twenty feet high, allied to the chestnut. Also, its small, sweet, edible nat. [Written also {chincapin} and {chinkapin}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chinquapin oak — noun medium sized deciduous tree of the eastern United States that yields a strong durable wood • Syn: ↑chinkapin oak, ↑yellow chestnut oak, ↑Quercus muehlenbergii • Hypernyms: ↑chestnut oak * * * noun : either of two No. American chestnut oaks …   Useful english dictionary

  • chinquapin oak — geltonasis ąžuolas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bukinių šeimos medieninis augalas (Quercus muehlenbergii), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Quercus muehlenbergii angl. chinkapin oak; chinquapin oak; yellow chestnut oak… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • dwarf chinquapin oak — noun deciduous shrubby tree of northeastern and central United States having a sweet edible nut and often forming dense thickets • Syn: ↑dwarf chinkapin oak, ↑dwarf oak, ↑Quercus prinoides • Hypernyms: ↑chestnut oak * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oak — ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and staminate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oak apple — Oak Oak ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oak beauty — Oak Oak ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oak gall — Oak Oak ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oak leather — Oak Oak ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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