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}.] [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.

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

  • chinkapin — krūminis kaštainis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bukinių šeimos augalas (Castanea pumila), vedantis valgomus riešutus. Paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Castanea alnifolia; Castanea alnifolia var. floridana; Castanea pumila;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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

  • chinkapin — noun see chinquapin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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

  • chinkapin — 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

  • chinkapin — noun variant spelling of chinquapin …   English new terms dictionary

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

  • Chinkapin oak — Taxobox color = lightgreen name = Chinkapin Oak status = secure image width = 240px image caption = Chinkapin Oak leaves and bark regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fagales familia = Fagaceae genus = Quercus… …   Wikipedia

  • chinkapin oak — geltonasis ąžuolas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bukinių šeimos medieninis augalas (Quercus muehlenbergii), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Quercus muehlenbergii angl. chinkapin oak; chinquapin oak; yellow chestnut oak… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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