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post oak

noun
1.
any of several American oaks, especially Quercus stellata, the wood of which is used for posts.
Origin of post oak
1755-1765
1755-65, Americanism
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  • All oaks season somewhat slowly, but the Pacific post oak is hardly up to the average.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • Above them I banked dry lengths of swamp maple and post oak.

    Everyday Adventures Samuel Scoville
  • In Daviess County about four miles east of Washington it is associated with black and post oak.

    Trees of Indiana Charles Clemon Deam
  • The acorns of the post oak are borne in a plentiful annual crop.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • 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.

    Under the Stars and Bars Walter A. Clark
  • I shall not wait for you to guess the name, which is the post oak.

  • A colony was found in Washington County on high ground, about eight miles southwest of Salem associated with black and post oak.

    Trees of Indiana Charles Clemon Deam
  • It bears more resemblance to the eastern post oak (Quercus minor) and for that reason it has been named Pacific post oak.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • post oak will do well on land too gravelly and thin to sustain good white oak growth.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • Here in the center of an old, unused, unfenced field was a thick clump of post oak sapplings, with heavy foliage.

    The Deacon of Dobbinsville John A. Morrison

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