1. [syn: Allegheny chinkapin, eastern chinquapin, chinquapin, dwarf chestnut, Castanea pumila]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.]
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: shrubby chestnut tree of southeastern United States having
small edible nuts [syn: Allegheny chinkapin, eastern
chinquapin, chinquapin, dwarf chestnut, Castanea