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CHINQUAPIN

 Dictionary entry overview: What does chinquapin mean? 

CHINQUAPIN (noun)
  The noun CHINQUAPIN has 3 senses:

1. shrubby tree closely related to the Allegheny chinkapin but with larger leaves; southern midwestern United States
2. shrubby chestnut tree of southeastern United States having small edible nuts
3. small nut of either of two small chestnut trees of the southern United States; resembles a hazelnut

  Familiarity information: CHINQUAPIN used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHINQUAPIN (noun)


Sense 1chinquapin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

Castanea ozarkensis; chinquapin; Ozark chinkapin; Ozark chinquapin

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

chestnut; chestnut tree (any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow-brown in autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur)

Meronyms (parts of "chinquapin"):

chincapin; chinkapin; chinquapin (small nut of either of two small chestnut trees of the southern United States; resembles a hazelnut)

Holonyms ("chinquapin" is a member of...):

Castanea; genus Castanea (chestnuts; chinkapins)


Sense 2chinquapin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shrubby chestnut tree of southeastern United States having small edible nuts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

eastern chinquapin; dwarf chestnut; Castanea pumila; Allegheny chinkapin; chinquapin

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

chestnut; chestnut tree (any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow-brown in autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur)

Meronyms (parts of "chinquapin"):

chincapin; chinkapin; chinquapin (small nut of either of two small chestnut trees of the southern United States; resembles a hazelnut)

Holonyms ("chinquapin" is a member of...):

Castanea; genus Castanea (chestnuts; chinkapins)


Sense 3chinquapin [BACK TO TOP]

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 ("chinquapin" 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 ("chinquapin" 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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