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 U.S.
Origin and Etymology of chinquapin
probably modification of Virginia Algonquian chechinquamin chinquapin nut
First Known Use: 1612See Words from the same year
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