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1A North American chestnut tree.
- ‘The blight also infected chinquapins (also of the genus Castanea), and some species of oak, especially post oak, Quercus Stella.’
- ‘Black oak, red oak, chinquapin oak, bitternut hickory, and pignut hickory are common near hill summits, where the driest conditions prevail.’
- ‘They're also checking related species - chestnuts, beeches, and chinquapins - as well as rhododendron and huckleberry relatives: manzanitas, cranberries, and more.’
- ‘The nuts all came from a type of Castanopsis, or chinkapin tree, modern representatives of which are found in Northwest United States and Asia today.’
- ‘West Texas generally offers landscapes of muted colors - sepia earth and vast sun-bleached skies - but this canyon cradles a riparian forest of big-tooth maple, alligator juniper, and chinquapin oak.’
- 1.1The edible nut of the chinquapin.
- ‘Chestnuts, chinquapins, and other nuts could also be gathered from the woods.’
- ‘They sometimes also offered small quantities of chinquapin nuts and, rarely, walnuts.’
Early 17th century: from Virginia Algonquian.
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