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chincapin

[ching-kuh-pin] /ˈtʃɪŋ kə pɪn/
noun
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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
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