chinquapin oak


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Related to chinquapin oak: dwarf chinquapin oak, Shumard oak

chinquapin oak

or chinkapin oak
n.
1. A deciduous oak tree (Quercus muhlenbergii) chiefly of eastern North America, having scaly gray bark and toothed leaves that resemble those of the chinquapin.
2. A similar oak (Quercus prinoides) that grows as a shrub or small tree.
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Noun1.chinquapin oak - medium-sized deciduous tree of the eastern United States that yields a strong durable woodchinquapin oak - medium-sized deciduous tree of the eastern United States that yields a strong durable wood
chestnut oak - an oak having leaves resembling those of chestnut trees
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In addition to the comfort and information station and other improvements, native plantings have been integrated into the redesign and focus on species found in or near the Park, including: meadow plantings with a wide diversity of grasses and flowers; shrubs such as spicebush, indigo bush, witch hazel and maple-leaf viburnum; and trees such as cucumber magnolia, chinquapin oak, pagoda dogwood, eastern red cedar and basswood.
For instance, several Octobers ago I killed a doe that had just left a chinquapin oak that was dropping acorns.
In addition to the cucumber tree, the university obtained seeds from other rare specimens, including a big shellbark hickory, a chinquapin oak, a Kentucky coffee tree, a tulip tree, and a sycamore.