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CHINCAPIN

 Dictionary entry overview: What does chincapin mean? 

CHINCAPIN (noun)
  The noun CHINCAPIN has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: CHINCAPIN used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHINCAPIN (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

chincapin; chinkapin; chinquapin

Hypernyms ("chincapin" is a kind of...):

edible nut (a hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell)

Holonyms ("chincapin" is a part of...):

Allegheny chinkapin; Castanea pumila; chinquapin; dwarf chestnut; eastern chinquapin (shrubby chestnut tree of southeastern United States having small edible nuts)

Castanea ozarkensis; chinquapin; Ozark chinkapin; Ozark chinquapin (shrubby tree closely related to the Allegheny chinkapin but with larger leaves; southern midwestern United States)


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