WATER-CHINQUAPIN

water chinquapin

noun
1.
an American lotus, Nelumbo lutea, having pale-yellow flowers and an edible seed.
2.
the seed itself, similar in flavor to the chinquapin.

Origin:
1830–40, Americanism

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water chinquapin
 
n
Compare chinquapin a North American aquatic plant, Nelumbo lutea, having large umbrella-shaped leaves, pale yellow flowers, and edible nutlike seeds: family Nelumbonaceae

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