Definition of chinquapin in English:

chinquapin

Line breaks: chin|qua¦pin
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɪŋkəpɪn
 
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(also chinkapin)

noun

  • 1A North American chestnut tree.
    • Several species in the family Fagaceae, in particular Castanea pumila
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    • They're also checking related species - chestnuts, beeches, and chinquapins - as well as rhododendron and huckleberry relatives: manzanitas, cranberries, and more.
    • West Texas generally offers landscapes of muted colors - sepia earth and vast sun-bleached skies - but this canyon cradles a riparian forest of big-tooth maple, alligator juniper, and chinquapin oak.
    • Black oak, red oak, chinquapin oak, bitternut hickory, and pignut hickory are common near hill summits, where the driest conditions prevail.
  • 1.1The edible nut of the chinquapin.
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    • They sometimes also offered small quantities of chinquapin nuts and, rarely, walnuts.
    • Chestnuts, chinquapins, and other nuts could also be gathered from the woods.

Origin

early 17th century: from Virginia Algonquian.

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