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water chinquapin


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A North American aquatic plant (Nelumbo lutea) related to the lotus and the water lilies and having large shield-shaped aerial leaves, large pale-yellow flowers, and edible nutlike seeds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The American lotus, and its edible seeds, which somewhat resemble chinquapins. Cf. yoncopin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. edible nutlike seeds of an American lotus having the flavor of a chinquapin
  • n. water lily of eastern North America having pale yellow blossoms and edible globular nutlike seeds


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