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post oak

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noun
  1. any of several American oaks, especially Quercus stellata, the wood of which is used for posts.

Origin of post oak

An Americanism dating back to 1755–65
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Examples from the Web for post oak

Historical Examples

  • The post-oak most resembles the English oak in growth, leaf, &c.

    Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume X

    Various

  • A seedling of Post-oak crossed with Herbemont; from Munson; introduced in 1896.

  • A seedling of a wild Post-oak crossed with Triumph; from Munson, introduced in 1893.

  • A seedling of Post-oak crossed with Herbemont; from Munson in 1885.

  • A cross between Munson of America and a Post-oak hybrid, about 1898.


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