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chestnut oak

  1. any of several North American oaks, as Quercus prinus, having serrate or dentate leaves resembling those of the chestnut.
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Origin of chestnut oak

An Americanism dating back to 1695–1705
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Examples from the Web for chestnut oak

Historical Examples

  • Again the boughs of the chestnut-oak above the roof crashed together.

    'way Down In Lonesome Cove

    Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)