chinquapin

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chinquapin (plural chinquapins)

  1. Any of the shrubs in the genus Castanopsis.
  2. Any of the several trees and shrubs in the genus Chrysolepis.
  3. A water-chinquapin, the water plant Nelumbo lutea, American lotus.
  4. The redear sunfish (Lepomis microlophus)
  5. Alternative form of chinkapin.
    1. Some of the species in the chestnut genus Castanea.
      1. Chinese chinkapin (Castanea henryi)
      2. Ozark chinkapin (Castanea ozarkensis)
      3. Allegheny chinkapin (Castanea pumila)
    2. A chinkapin oak (Quercus muhlenbergii), a species of oak whose leaves resemble those of chinkapins

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