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chinquapin

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Chinquapin \Chin"qua*pin\, noun (Bot.) A branching, nut-bearing tree or shrub ({Castanea pumila}) of North America, from six to twenty feet high, allied to the chestnut. Also, its small, sweet, edible nat. [Written also {chincapin} and {chinkapin}.]

{Chinquapin oak}, a small shrubby oak ({Quercus prinoides}) of the Atlantic States, with edible acorns.

{Western Chinquapin}, an evergreen shrub or tree ({Castanopes chrysophylla}) of the Pacific coast. In California it is a shrub; in Oregon a tree 30 to 125 feet high.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

chinquapin

noun

1: shrubby tree closely related to the Allegheny chinkapin but with larger leaves; southern midwestern United States [syn: {Ozark chinkapin}, {Ozark chinquapin}, {chinquapin}, {Castanea ozarkensis}]

2: shrubby chestnut tree of southeastern United States having small edible nuts [syn: {Allegheny chinkapin}, {eastern chinquapin}, {chinquapin}, {dwarf chestnut}, {Castanea pumila}]

3: small nut of either of two small chestnut trees of the southern United States; resembles a hazelnut [syn: {chincapin}, {chinkapin}, {chinquapin}]


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