follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

chincapin

[ching-kuh-pin] /ˈtʃɪŋ kə pɪn/
noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for chincapin

chincapin

/ˈtʃɪŋkəpɪn/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of chinquapin

chinquapin

/ˈtʃɪŋkəpɪn/
noun
1.
a dwarf chestnut tree, Castanea pumila, of the eastern US, yielding edible nuts
2.
Also called giant chinquapin. a large evergreen fagaceous tree, Castanopsis chrysophylla, of W North America
3.
the nut of either of these trees
Word Origin
C17: of Algonquian origin; compare Algonquian chechinkamin chestnut
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for chincapin

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends