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Chinquapin

noun
(Written also chincapin and chinkapin)
1.
Shrubby tree closely related to the Allegheny chinkapin but with larger leaves; southern midwestern United States.  Synonyms: Castanea ozarkensis, Ozark chinkapin, Ozark chinquapin.
2.
Shrubby chestnut tree of southeastern United States having small edible nuts.  Synonyms: Allegheny chinkapin, Castanea pumila, dwarf chestnut, eastern chinquapin.
3.
Small nut of either of two small chestnut trees of the southern United States; resembles a hazelnut.  Synonyms: chincapin, chinkapin.



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"Chinquapin" Quotes from Famous Books



... in due form, with presents of fish and venison, cakes of chinquapin meal and gourds of pohickory, an uncouth dance by twelve of his young men and a deal of hellish noise; then, at our command, led us into the village, and to the lodge which marked its centre. Around ...
— To Have and To Hold • Mary Johnston



Words linked to "Chinquapin" :   Castanea, chestnut tree, chestnut, Ozark chinkapin, genus Castanea, edible nut



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