Definition of Chinquapin

1. Noun. Shrubby tree closely related to the Allegheny chinkapin but with larger leaves; southern midwestern United States.

Exact synonyms: Castanea Ozarkensis, Ozark Chinkapin, Ozark Chinquapin
Terms within: Chincapin, Chinkapin
Group relationships: Castanea, Genus Castanea
Generic synonyms: Chestnut, Chestnut Tree

2. Noun. Shrubby chestnut tree of southeastern United States having small edible nuts.

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

Definition of Chinquapin

1. n. A branching, nut-bearing tree or shrub (Castanea pumila) of North America, from six to twenty feet high, allied to the chestnut. Also, its small, sweet, edible nat.

Definition of Chinquapin

1. Noun. any of the shrubs in the genus Castanopsis ¹

2. Noun. any of the several trees and shrubs in the genus Chrysolepis ¹

3. Noun. some of the species in the chestnut genus Castanea ¹

4. Noun. chinkapin oak (Quercus muhlenbergii), a species of oak whose leaves resemble those of chinkapins ¹

5. Noun. water-chinquapin, the water plant Nelumbo lutea, American lotus ¹

6. Noun. the redear sunfish (Lepomis microlophus) ¹

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Definition of Chinquapin

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chinquapin

chino cloth
chinook salmon
chinook wind
chinquapin (current term)
chinquapin oak
chinstrap penguin
chinstrap penguins

Literary usage of Chinquapin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties by Charles Henry Snow (1908)
"1620000. Modulus of Rupture, 14000. Remarks. The chinquapin ... Its wood is nearly similar to that of the chinquapin Castanea pumila, and is sometimes used ..."

2. Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and by Francis Peyre Porcher (1869)
"... that of the chinquapin boiled in milk much used in the diarrhoea of teething ... he has used the decoction of the root and bark of the chinquapin ..."

3. The Nut Culturist: A Treatise on the Propagation, Planting and Cultivation by Andrew Samuel Fuller (1896)
"COMMON chinquapin (C. pumila. Miller).—This is a small tree, sometimes thirty to forty feet ... It is more common in cultivation than the bush chinquapin, ..."

4. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"Length 1.75 mm.; width .5 mm. Gall. (Plate XIV. Figs. 12. 13").— Consists of a small irregular swelling in the burr of chinquapin (Castania ..."

5. The Silva of California by Willis Linn Jepson (1910)
"BUSH chinquapin. (Plate 75.) Spreading shrub 1 to 8 feet high with smooth ... The Bush chinquapin grows on arid mountain slopes and ridges from the summits ..."

6. Trees and Shrubs: An Abridgment of the Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum by John Claudius Loudon (1875)
"440. ; the chinquapin, or Dwarf Chestnut, Oak. — Leaves I on shortish petioles; somewhat lanceolate ; • glaucous beneath. (Michx.) A low deciduous tree. ..."

7. Luther Burbank: His Methods and Discoveries and Their Practical Application by Luther Burbank, Luther Burbank Society (U.S.), John Whitson, Henry Smith Williams, Robert John (1915)
"Bui the chinquapin tree has obvious merits of lis own as an ornamental shrub. as this picture clearly testifies. ..."

8. The Drums in Our Street: A Book of War Poems by Mary Carolyn Davies (1918)
"... chinquapin TRAIL Thimbleberry, salmonberry, mountain ash and chinquapin, Hard-hack, black cap, elderberry blue, Blackberry, huckleberry, rhododendron, ..."

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