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- n. Alternative form of chinquapin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The dwarf chestnut of the United States, Castanea pumila, a shrub or tree, ranging from Pennsylvania to Texas, and bearing a nut similar to that of the chestnut, but smaller and solitary in the bur.
- n. On the Pacific coast of the United States, the Castanopsis chrysophylla, a tree or shrub of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountains.
- n. The nut of Castanea pumila.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small nut of either of two small chestnut trees of the southern United States; resembles a hazelnut
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The chinkapin is a coming nut; the school children are looking for them like I used to look for the butternuts in the early days.
The most important evergreen trees of the sclerophyll forest are California live oak, canyon live oak, interior live oak, tanoak, California laurel, Pacific madrone, golden chinkapin, and Pacific bayberry.
The riparian areas surrounding the springs are oases of velvet ash, chinkapin oak, Texas madrone, bigtooth maple, maidenhair fern, and sawgrass.
We were climbing in good earnest now, and the trees began to change; small groves of chestnut trees, large patches of oak and hickory, with scattered dogwood and persimmon, chinkapin and poplar, surrounded us in waves of feathery green.
The Wilderness was second-growth country, gullied and full of scrubby chinkapin and blackjack oaks, scraggy pines, hazel, and every kind of thorn - and bramble-bearing bush known to man.
From the same root common chinkapin will keep on bearing year after year.
Furthermore I have among a large number of hybrids, two of very high quality between the American sweet chestnut and the chinkapin.
The chinkapins and the alder-leaved chestnuts on this side hill have been so blight resistant as to require almost no attention, and for that reason I am making hybrids between the chinkapin and the alder-leaved chestnut and the Chinese chestnut in the hope of making an excellent combination of chinkapin quality and Chinese size.
Some of the hybrids do that while others show the resistance of the chinkapin parent.
Over the rocky places we could plant the chinkapin and hazel.
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