chincapin


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chincapin

(ˈtʃɪŋkəpɪn)
n
(Plants) a variant spelling of chinquapin
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Noun1.chincapin - small nut of either of two small chestnut trees of the southern United States; resembles a hazelnut
edible nut - a hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell
Allegheny chinkapin, Castanea pumila, dwarf chestnut, eastern chinquapin, chinquapin - shrubby chestnut tree of southeastern United States having small edible nuts
Castanea ozarkensis, chinquapin, Ozark chinkapin, Ozark chinquapin - shrubby tree closely related to the Allegheny chinkapin but with larger leaves; southern midwestern United States
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"Remember the chincapin (chinquapin) nuts?" John asked him, referring to the shrub Castanea pumila.
"Chincapins is about all died out, but there's one tree growing up Sandlick," Mae Bongalis, 78, informed us later in Naoma.