chinquapin

chinquapin [chiŋ′kə pin΄ ]
n.
[of Algonquian orig.]
1. any of several, usually bushlike, trees (genus Castanea) of the beech family, esp. the dwarf chestnut
2. any of various species (genus Castanopsis) of evergreen trees of the beech family, found in W U.S. and Asia
3. the edible nut of any of these trees

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