giant chinkapin


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Noun1.giant chinkapin - small ornamental evergreen tree of Pacific Coast whose glossy yellow-green leaves are yellow beneathgiant chinkapin - small ornamental evergreen tree of Pacific Coast whose glossy yellow-green leaves are yellow beneath; bears edible nuts
Chrysolepis, genus Chrysolepis - two species: golden chinkapins
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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Incense-cedar could move from Libocedrus to Calocedrus; giant chinkapin from Castanopsis to Chrysolepis; saguaro from Cereum to Carnegiea; Key tree-cactus from Cereus to Pilosocereus; smokethorn from Dalea to Psorothamnus; and you could just see the bumelias (Bumelia), willow bustic (Dipholis), and false-mastic (Mastichodendron) join each other in Sideroxylon.