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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Bundles of trees (18- to 24-inch bare root; five seedlings for $12) include Chinquapin oak, sugar maple, shagbark hickory and river birch (clump).
For instance, several Octobers ago I killed a doe that had just left a chinquapin oak that was dropping acorns.