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pin oak

  1. an oak, Quercus palustris, characterized by the pyramidal manner of growth of its branches and deeply pinnatifid leaves.
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Origin of pin oak

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
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Historical Examples of pin oak

  • Take the pin-oak, for instance, and note the softness of the greenery above its flowers.

    Getting Acquainted with the Trees

    J. Horace McFarland