chinquapin
or chinkapin noun Etymology: probably modification of Virginia Algonquian chechinquamin chinquapin nut Date: 1612 1. the edible nut of a chinquapin 2. any of several trees (genera Castanea and Castanopsis); especially a dwarf chestnut (Castanea pumila) of the United States

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Chinquapin — or chinkapin may refer to: Contents 1 Plants 2 Places 3 Institutions …   Wikipedia

  • Chinquapin — (Тахо Сити,США) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: 3600 North Lake Boulevard, Тахо Си …   Каталог отелей

  • 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 — Chinquapin, so v. w. Chincapin …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • chinquapin — ☆ chinquapin [chiŋ′kə pin΄ ] n. [of Algonquian orig.] 1. any of several, usually bushlike, trees (genus Castanea) of the beech family, esp. the dwarf chestnut 2. any of various species (genus Castanopsis) of evergreen trees of the beech family,… …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • chinquapin — noun 1. shrubby chestnut tree of southeastern United States having small edible nuts • Syn: ↑Allegheny chinkapin, ↑eastern chinquapin, ↑dwarf chestnut, ↑Castanea pumila • Hypernyms: ↑chestnut, ↑chestnut tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • chinquapin — [ tʃɪŋkəpɪn] (also chinkapin) noun 1》 a North American chestnut tree. [Castanea pumila and other species.] 2》 the edible nut of the chinquapin. Origin C17: from Virginia Algonquian …   English new terms dictionary

  • chinquapin — noun a) any of the shrubs in the genus Castanopsis b) any of the several trees and shrubs in the genus Chrysolepis Syn: chinkapin …   Wiktionary

  • chinquapin — 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”