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post oak

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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Above them I banked dry lengths of swamp maple and post oak.

    Everyday Adventures Samuel Scoville
  • The acorns of the post oak are borne in a plentiful annual crop.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • I shall not wait for you to guess the name, which is the post oak.

  • In post oak woods in sandy sections of the country; early pollen.

    Texas Honey Plants C. E. Sanborn
  • The body was suspended from the first limb of a post oak tree by a new quarter-inch grass rope.

    The Red Record Ida B. Wells-Barnett
  • The post oak has wood that is noted for its durability when placed in contact with the soil.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • It was generally applied to white oak, but it included some post oak shipped from the Chesapeake bay region.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • post oak will do well on land too gravelly and thin to sustain good white oak growth.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • It bears more resemblance to the eastern post oak (Quercus minor) and for that reason it has been named Pacific post oak.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • All oaks season somewhat slowly, but the Pacific post oak is hardly up to the average.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

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