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NOUN (3)

1. shrubby tree closely related to the Allegheny chinkapin but with larger leaves; southern midwestern United States;
[syn: Ozark chinkapin, Ozark chinquapin, chinquapin, Castanea ozarkensis]

2. shrubby chestnut tree of southeastern United States having small edible nuts;
[syn: Allegheny chinkapin, eastern chinquapin, chinquapin, dwarf chestnut, Castanea pumila]

3. small nut of either of two small chestnut trees of the southern United States; resembles a hazelnut;
[syn: chincapin, chinkapin, chinquapin]


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.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

chinquapin n 1: shrubby tree closely related to the Allegheny chinkapin but with larger leaves; southern midwestern United States [syn: Ozark chinkapin, Ozark chinquapin, chinquapin, Castanea ozarkensis] 2: shrubby chestnut tree of southeastern United States having small edible nuts [syn: Allegheny chinkapin, eastern chinquapin, chinquapin, dwarf chestnut, Castanea pumila] 3: small nut of either of two small chestnut trees of the southern United States; resembles a hazelnut [syn: chincapin, chinkapin, chinquapin]