Western Chinquapin
Chinquapin Chin"qua*pin, n. (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}.] [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Chinquapin — Chin qua*pin, n. (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}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chinquapin oak — Chinquapin Chin qua*pin, n. (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}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chinquapin — /ching keuh pin/, n. 1. a shrubby chestnut, Castanea pumila, of the beech family, native to the southeastern U.S., having toothed, oblong leaves and small edible nuts. 2. a Pacific coast evergreen tree, Castanopsis chrysophylla, of the beech… …   Universalium

  • Castanea pumila — Chinquapin Chin qua*pin, n. (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}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Castanopes chrysophylla — Chinquapin Chin qua*pin, n. (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}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chincapin — Chinquapin Chin qua*pin, n. (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}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chinkapin — Chinquapin Chin qua*pin, n. (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}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quercus prinoides — Chinquapin Chin qua*pin, n. (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}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • List of trees and shrubs by taxonomic family — The following is a list of trees and shrubs of high notoriety. Taxonomic families for the following trees and shrubs are listed in alphabetical order, likewise the genera and closely related species.=GYMNOSPERMS= =CONIFERS= Araucariaceae: The… …   Wikipedia

  • Chrysolepis — This article is about a genus of plant. For the prehistoric fish, see Chrysolepis (fish). Chrysolepis Chrysolepis chrysophylla Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

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