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chinquapin oakor chinkapin oak
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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|Noun||1.||chinquapin 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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