chinquapin

noun
chin·​qua·​pin | \ ˈchiŋ-ki-ˌpin \
variants: or chinkapin

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.

First Known Use of chinquapin

1612, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chinquapin

probably modification of Virginia Algonquian chechinquamin chinquapin nut

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