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post oak

noun

  1. any of several American oaks, especially Quercus stellata, the wood of which is used for posts.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of post oak1

An Americanism dating back to 1755–65

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Example Sentences

Selecting a post oak, I had been there only a little while when the man on my right, belonging to another company, was shot down.

The post-oak most resembles the English oak in growth, leaf, &c.

A seedling of Post-oak crossed with Herbemont; from Munson; introduced in 1896.

A cross between Munson of America and a Post-oak hybrid, about 1898.

A seedling of Post-oak crossed with Agawam; from Munson, about 1885.

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