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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(Castanea pumila)

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  • Chincapin — Chin ca*pin, n. See {Chinquapin}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chincapin — Chincapin, 1) der Zwergkastanienbaum (Castanea s. Fagus pumila Michx.), aus Nordamerika; 2) die Frucht davon, s. u. Castanea, Fagus u. Kastanie …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Chincapīn — Chincapīn, s. Castanea …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Chincapin — Chincapīn, Zwergkastanie, s. Edelkastanie …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • chincapin — ☆ chincapin [chiŋ′kə pin΄ ] n. alt. sp. of CHINQUAPIN …   English World dictionary

  • chincapin — /ching keuh pin/, n. chinquapin. * * * …   Universalium

  • chincapin — n. shrubby chestnut of the beech family with elongated leaves and tiny edible nuts; evergreen tree of the Pacific coast (of the beech family) which has deeply grooved bark and dark green leaves and produces an inedible nut; tiny nut of either of… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chincapin — n. [Written also Chinquapin and Chinkapin.] Dwarf chestnut (Castanea pumila) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • chincapin — /ˈtʃɪŋkəpɪn/ (say chingkuhpin) noun → chinquapin …   Australian English dictionary

  • chincapin — noun small nut of either of two small chestnut trees of the southern United States; resembles a hazelnut • Syn: ↑chinkapin, ↑chinquapin • Hypernyms: ↑edible nut • Part Holonyms: ↑Allegheny chinkapin, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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