- an American lotus, Nelumbo lutea, having pale-yellow flowers and an edible seed.
- the seed itself, similar in flavor to the chinquapin.
Origin of water chinquapin
An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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- 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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