water chinquapin


noun

an American lotus, Nelumbo lutea, having pale-yellow flowers and an edible tuber and seed.
the edible parts of this plant.

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Origin of water chinquapin

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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British Dictionary definitions for water chinquapin

water chinquapin

noun

a North American aquatic plant, Nelumbo lutea, having large umbrella-shaped leaves, pale yellow flowers, and edible nutlike seeds: family NelumbonaceaeCompare chinquapin
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