Meaning of chinquapin

chin•qua•pin

Pronunciation: (ching'ku-pin), [key]
— n.
  1. a shrubby chestnut, Castanea pumila, of the beech family, native to the southeastern U.S., having toothed, oblong leaves and small edible nuts.
  2. a Pacific coast evergreen tree, Castanopsis chrysophylla, of the beech family, having deeply furrowed bark, dark green lance-shaped leaves, and inedible nuts.
  3. the nut of either of these trees.
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