from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several deciduous shrubs or small trees related and similar to the chestnut, especially Castanea pumila, native to the eastern United States.
- n. A large evergreen tree (Castanopsis chrysophylla) of the Pacific Coast of North America. Also called giant chinquapin, golden chinquapin.
- n. The nut of any of these plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. any of the shrubs in the genus Castanopsis
- n. any of the several trees and shrubs in the genus Chrysolepis
- n. some of the species in the chestnut genus Castanea
- n. chinkapin oak (Quercus muhlenbergii), a species of oak whose leaves resemble those of chinkapins
- n. water-chinquapin, the water plant Nelumbo lutea, American lotus
- n. the redear sunfish (Lepomis microlophus)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See chinkapin.
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
- n. shrubby chestnut tree of southeastern United States having small edible nuts
- n. shrubby tree closely related to the Allegheny chinkapin but with larger leaves; southern midwestern United States
Around Washington the chinquapin is a weed tree, and if you gather a peck of chinquapins you will find that the whole peck, in two weeks, have turned to weevils.
Japanese chestnuts are the poorest of all in quality but he has taken the chinquapin, which is of high quality but the very smallest of the whole chestnut family, quite common in many of the central and southern states and as far west as Arkansas, has crossed the Japanese chestnut and the chinquapin, and has obtained seedlings that bear very young -- when they are not more than four or five feet high sometimes.
I have found this to be the experience of others who have observed so-called chinquapin trees of a hybrid nature.
So for the past 2 weeks my girlfriend and her little sister have had a blast learning how to catch all the bluegill and chinquapin.
Dusk was coming down on the manzanitas and chinquapin of Chester, CA and turning them gold.
Among tree species are Eyer evergreen chinquapin Castonopsis eyeri, Farges evergreen chinquapin C. fabri, Hance tanbark oak Lithocarpus hancei, blue Japanese oak Cyclobalanopsis glauca, Taiwan pine Pinus taiwanesis, Chinese little-leaf box tree Buxus sinica var. parvifolia, common Chinese birch Cunninghmia lanceolata, Chinese cedar Cryptomeria fortunei, Masson pine P. Massoniana, etc.
Turkey Mountain and adjacent slopes (4.04 km2 of apparently unlogged post oak and chinquapin oak savanna)
I cannot make an exhibit of the golden-leaved chinquapin, from the
Here is a branch from a hybrid between a chinquapin and a common
The resistant varieties show great promise as nut producers, coming into bearing when three or four years old from seed and producing abundant crops of handsome nuts, of excellent quality, four to six times as large and heavy as those borne by the chinquapin parent, ripening in early