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chinquapins (edible nut)

chinquapins is a plural form of chinquapin

chinquapin (edible nut)

Definition:

the small nut of either of 2 small chestnut trees of the southern United States; resembles a hazelnut

Class:

food noun (foods and drinks)

Plural:

chinquapins

Type of:

edible nut » nut » seed » fruit

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

chincapin | chinkapin

Etymology:

of Algonquian origin; compare Algonquian chechinkamin chestnut
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Chestnut | chinkapin | chinquapin | Castanea | Fagaceae

a genus of eight or 9 species of deciduous trees and shrubs in the beech family Fagaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The name also refers to the edible nuts they produce. The chestnut belongs to the same family as the oak... (45 of 10385 words, 12 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Chestnut

Collins Dictionary:

chincapin | chinquapin | chinkapin | Castanea pumila [species, sense-specific] | Castanopsis chrysophylla [species, sense-specific] | giant chinquapin [synonym, sense-specific]

a variant spelling of "chinquapin" | a dwarf chestnut treeof the eastern US, yielding edible nuts | a large evergreen fagaceous treeof western North ... (22 of 296 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chincapin

Random House Dictionary:

chinquapin | chincapin [sense-specific] | chinkapin [sense-specific] | Castanea pumila [species, sense-specific] | Castanopsis chrysophylla [species, sense-specific]

a shrubby chestnut of the beech family, native to the southeastern U.S., having toothed, oblong leaves and small edible nuts. | a Pacific coast ... (23 of 60 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/chinquapin

Wiktionary:

chinquapin | chinquapins [plural] | chincapin | chincapins [plural] | chinkapins [plural] | chinkapin [synonym, sense-specific] | Quercus muhlenbergii [species, sense-specific] | Lepomis microlophus [species, sense-specific]

any of the shrubs in the genus Castanopsis | any of the several trees and shrubs in the genus Chrysolepis | some of the species in the chestnut genus Castanea | chinkapin oak, a species of oak whose leaves resemble those of chinkapins |... (40 of 56 words, 6 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/chinquapin

New World Dictionary:

chinquapin [United States] | chincapin [United States] | chinkapin [United States]

any of several, usually bushlike, trees (genus Castanea) of the beech family, especially the dwarf chestnut | any of various species (genus ... (21 of 51 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chinquapin

Merriam-Webster:

chinquapin | chinkapin | Castanea pumila [species, sense-specific]

the edible nut of a chinquapin | any of several trees (genera Castanea and Castanopsis) ; especially, a dwarf chestnut of the United States (23 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chinquapin

Oxford Dictionary:

chinquapin | chinkapin | Castanea pumila [species, sense-specific]

a North American chestnut tree.; Several species in the family Fagaceae, in particular Castanea pumila | the edible nut of the chinquapin. (21 of 47 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chinquapin

Britannica Encyclopedia:

chinquapin [tree grouping] | Chinkapin | Castanopsis chrysophylla [species] | Castanopsis sempervirens [species]

any of several species of deciduous trees of the genus Castanea and evergreen trees and shrubs of the genus Castanopsis, both in the beech family. ... (25 of 265 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/113055​/chinquapin

Columbia Encyclopedia:

chinquapin | Castanopsis chrysophylla [species]

name for certain American species of the chestnut genus of the family Fagaceae (beech family) and for a related species, the golden chinquapin, an ... (24 of 80 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0811941​.html

American Heritage Dictionary:

chinquapin | giant chinquapin [sense-specific] | golden chinquapin [sense-specific] | Castanopsis chrysophylla [species, sense-specific]

Any of several deciduous shrubs or small trees related and similar to the ... | A large evergreen tree "(Castanopsis chrysophylla") of the Pacific ... (23 of 62 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chinquapin

Encarta Dictionary:

chinquapin | chinquapins [plural] | chinkapin: chinkapins [plural] | chinkapins [plural] | chinkapin

an edible chestnut from a North American tree | a small deciduous tree that produces chinquapins. Native to: eastern United States. Latin name ... (22 of 74 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861596822​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

chinquapin | chincapin | chinkapin

First use: 17th century

Origin: of Algonquian origin; compare Algonquian chechinkamin chestnut

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chinquapin

American Heritage Dictionary:

chinquapin

Origin: Of Algonquian origin; akin to Virginia Algonquin chechinkamin, chestnut.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chinquapin

Merriam-Webster:

chinquapin | chinkapin

First use: 1612

Origin: probably modification of Virginia Algonquian chechinquamin chinquapin nut

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chinquapin

Oxford Dictionary:

chinquapin | chinkapin

First use: early 17th century

Origin: Virginia Algonquian

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chinquapin

New World Dictionary:

chinquapin [United States]

Origin: of Algonquian originally

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chinquapin

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Encarta Dictionary:

chinquapin | chinquapins [plural] | chinkapin: chinkapins [plural] | chinkapins [plural]

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: Virginian Algonquian chechinquamin

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861596822​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

chinquapin

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chincapin

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chinkapin

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Google Dictionary:

chinquapin | chinkapins [plural] | chinquapins [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "chinquapin"

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YourDictionary Audio:

chinquapin

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "chinquapin" by speech synthesizer

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chincapin

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chinkapin

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Collins Dictionary:

chinkapin | chinquapin | chincapin

Audio: British English pronunciation of "chinkapin"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chinkapin

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

chinkapin

Audio: North American pronunciation of "chinkapin"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=chinqu​01 word=chinkapin

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