- an oak, Quercus palustris, characterized by the pyramidal manner of growth of its branches and deeply pinnatifid leaves.
Origin of pin oak
An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
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Take the pin-oak, for instance, and note the softness of the greenery above its flowers.Getting Acquainted with the Trees
J. Horace McFarland