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chinkapin


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chinkapin 
  n  :  small  nut  of  either  of  two  small  chestnut  trees  of  the 
  southern  United  States;  resembles  a  hazelnut  [syn:  {chincapin}, 
  {chinquapin}] 




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