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chinquapin

chinquapin

noun chin·qua·pin \ˈchiŋ-ki-ˌpin\

Definition of CHINQUAPIN

1
:  the edible nut of a chinquapin
2
:  any of several trees (genera Castanea and Castanopsis); especially :  a dwarf chestnut (Castanea pumila) of the United States

Variants of CHINQUAPIN

chin·qua·pin or chin·ka·pin \ˈchiŋ-ki-ˌpin\

Origin of CHINQUAPIN

probably modification of Virginia Algonquian chechinquamin chinquapin nut
First Known Use: 1612

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