yoncopin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably related to wankapin.

Noun[edit]

yoncopin (plural yoncopins)

  1. (US, Mississippi, dialect) Nelumbo lutea, the American lotus, the water chinkapin.
    • 1910, Margaret Hill McCarter, The Price of the Prairie:
      [] she was as the wild yoncopin to the calla lily. Marjie knew how to dress. To-day, shaded by the buggy-top, in her dainty light blue lawn, with the soft pink of her cheeks and her clear white brow and throat, she was a most delicious thing []