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chinquapin

or chin路ca路pin, chin路ka路pin

[ ching-kuh-pin ]
/ 藞t蕛瑟艐 k蓹 p瑟n /
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noun
a shrubby chestnut, Castanea pumila, of the beech family, native to the southeastern United States, having toothed, oblong leaves and small edible nuts.
Also called gold路en chin路qua路pin . a Pacific coast evergreen tree, Castanopsis chrysophylla, of the beech family, having deeply furrowed bark, dark green lance-shaped leaves, and inedible nuts.
the nut of either of these trees.
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Origin of chinquapin

An Americanism dating back to 1605鈥15; from Virginia Algonquian (English spelling) chechinquamins
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British Dictionary definitions for chinquapin

chinquapin

chincapin or chinkapin

/ (藞t蕛瑟艐k蓹p瑟n) /

noun
a dwarf chestnut tree, Castanea pumila, of the eastern US, yielding edible nuts
Also called: giant chinquapin a large evergreen fagaceous tree, Castanopsis chrysophylla, of W North America
the nut of either of these trees

Word Origin for chinquapin

C17: of Algonquian origin; compare Algonquian chechinkamin chestnut
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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