any of several North American oaks, as Quercus prinus, having serrate or dentate leaves resembling those of the chestnut.
Origin of chestnut oak
An Americanism dating back to 1695–1705
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Again the boughs of the chestnut-oak above the roof crashed together.'way Down In Lonesome Cove
Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)