Definition of Chinkapin

1. Noun. Small nut of either of two small chestnut trees of the southern United States; resembles a hazelnut.




Definition of Chinkapin

1. Noun. (alternative form of chinquapin) ¹

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Definition of Chinkapin

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chinkapin

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ching chong
chingadera
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chinging
chings
chinguard
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chinic acid
chining
chiniofon
chink
chink-a-chink
chink up
chinkapin (current term)
chinkapin oak
chinkapins
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chinkerinchee
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Literary usage of Chinkapin

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1. A Memorial of George Brown Goode, Together with a Selection of His Papers on by Samuel Pierpont Langley, George Brown Goode, Randolph Iltyd Geare, United States National Museum (1901)
"... (chinkapin), and another which no one can fail to recognize. Plums, [he says], are of three sorts. ..."

2. Nut Culture in the United States: Embracing Native and Introduced Species by United States Division of Pomology, William P. Corsa (1896)
"The chinkapin nut is smaller than the chestnut, but makes up for this defect ... The acceptable flavor of the chinkapin seems to have been recognized by the ..."

3. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"Peter H. Burnett, ' Recollections of an Old Pioneer,' p. 29 (NY). chinkapin. A kind of nut growing in a bur like a chestnut. ..."

4. The American Language: An Inquiry Into the Development of English in the by Henry Louis Mencken (1921)
"Many of these words, of course, were shortened or otherwise modified on being taken into colonial English. Thus, chinkapin was originally ..."

5. Ecology & Management of the Commerically Harvested American Matsutake Mushroom by David Hosford, David Pilz, Randy Molina, Michael Amaranthus (1997)
"Tanoak, Douglas-fir, golden chinkapin/Oregon grape, poison oakā€”This habitat type is found in closed-canopy tanoak stands (50 to 150 years old) with Douglas- ..."

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