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pin oak

noun
1.
an oak, Quercus palustris, characterized by the pyramidal manner of growth of its branches and deeply pinnatifid leaves.
Origin of pin oak
1805-1815
An Americanism dating back to 1805-15
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  • Here it is associated with pin oak and cork elm (Ulmus alata).

    Trees of Indiana

    Charles Clemon Deam
  • Usually in situations a little higher than the pin oak zone.

    Trees of Indiana

    Charles Clemon Deam
  • It closely resembles the pin oak for which it has been mistaken.

    Trees of Indiana

    Charles Clemon Deam
  • But there is the acorn, seated in a shallow, scaly cup, like a pin oak's.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • It has been remarked that pin oak does not prune itself well, but it does better in dense stands than in open ground.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • Considerable planting of pin oak has been done by railroads which expect to grow ties.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • Because of numerous limbs, lumber cut from pin oak is apt to be knotty, and the percentage of good grades small.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • The uses to which pin oak is put must be considered in a general way because of the absence of exact statistics.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • The worms which live inside seem to flourish particularly well on the food they imbibe from pin oak.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • It manifests a strong tendency to hybridize with other oaks, and it readily crosses with black jack oak, pin oak, and yellow oak.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

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