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shingle oak

noun
1.
an oak, Quercus imbricaria, yielding a wood used for shingles, clapboards, etc.
Origin of shingle oak
1805-1815
An Americanism dating back to 1805-15
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  • The shingle oak is known as jack oak in some parts of Illinois.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • shingle oak requires good soil for growth but is not partial either to uplands or bottoms.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • It is believed that a cross between yellow oak and shingle oak produced the species known as lea oak.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • shingle oak grows rapidly, and it is often sold by nurseries which deal in ornamental forest trees.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • Differences of opinion exist concerning the value of shingle oak for commercial purposes.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • I was informed that the shingle oak was the only species found on the area, and on the border of the area.

    Trees of Indiana

    Charles Clemon Deam
  • It is rarely found in the low "flats" of the southeast part of the State, or in the shingle oak bottoms along the Patoka River.

    Trees of Indiana

    Charles Clemon Deam

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