chinkapin

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Etymology[edit]

From an Algonquian language; see chinquapin for more.

Noun[edit]

chinkapin ‎(plural chinkapins)

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

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