pin oak

  1. 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

Words Nearby pin oak Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use pin oak in a sentence

  • The paw paw and pin oak were found rarely in the southeastern part of the county.

  • In the "flats" in certain parts of Jackson and Scott Counties it becomes a common tree, associated with pin oak and sweet gum.

    Trees of Indiana | Charles Clemon Deam
  • It does not thrive in situations that are inundated much of the winter season such as the pin oak will endure.

    Trees of Indiana | Charles Clemon Deam
  • The stumps of the dead branches which penetrate to the center of the tree have given it the name of pin oak.

    Trees of Indiana | Charles Clemon Deam
  • Take the pin-oak, for instance, and note the softness of the greenery above its flowers.

    Getting Acquainted with the Trees | J. Horace McFarland