Definition of Eastern chinquapin
1. Noun. Shrubby chestnut tree of southeastern United States having small edible nuts.
Terms within: Chincapin, Chinkapin, Chinquapin
Group relationships: Castanea, Genus Castanea
Generic synonyms: Chestnut, Chestnut Tree
Lexicographical Neighbors of Eastern Chinquapin
Literary usage of Eastern chinquapin
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Elements of Forestry: Designed to Afford Information Concerning the by Franklin Benjamin Hough (1882)
"... than the eastern chinquapin, which- it otherwise much resembles. 1 A writer in Carrol Co., Ga., mentions this disease of the chestnut, which appeared ..."
2. Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and by Joseph Henry, Spencer Fullerton Baird, United States War Dept, United States Army. Corps of Engineers (1857)
"The shell of the nut is much harder than that of the eastern chinquapin, and the two species are in all respects unlike. It is quite common to find ripe ..."
3. Forest Trees of the Pacific Slope by George Bishop Sudworth, United States Forest Service (1908)
"... chinquapin is simply " chinquapin," probably from the close external resemblance of the fruit burs to those of the eastern chinquapin (Castanea pumila). ..."