chestnut oak



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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chestnut oak

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

    'way Down In Lonesome Cove|Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)