• WordNet 3.6
    • n chinkapin small nut of either of two small chestnut trees of the southern United States; resembles a hazelnut
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chinkapin 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 chinkapin On the Pacific coast of the United States, the Castanopsis chrysophylla, a tree or shrub of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountains. This is more nearly allied to the oak than to the chestnut, though the small nut, which is not edible and does not mature till the second year, is inclosed in a similar spiny bur. See water-chinkapin.
    • n chinkapin The nut of Castanea pumila.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chinkapin ching′ka-pin the dwarf chestnut, a native of the United States
    • Chinkapin Also Chin′capin
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In literature:

The part of Georgia we lived in was where chestnuts grow, but they wasn't no chinkapins.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Some of the hybrids do that while others show the resistance of the chinkapin parent.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
MEMBER: The chinkapins will often sprout even before they come out of the bur.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
It is healthy, not having a sign of the bark disease, although a native chinkapin 100 feet away is badly infested.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
We come back now to Lancaster county to a chinkapin tree, a hybrid chinkapin.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
How can I use oak pollen upon my chinkapin trees?
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Fifth Annual Meeting" by Various
Between these I have chinkapins and hazelnuts.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting" by Various
They have, also, beans and peas, peaches, melons and strawberries, pears, pumpkins, chinkapins, walnuts and chestnuts.
"History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians" by George Mogridge
In the woods, they gather chinkapins, chestnuts, hickories and walnuts.
"The History of Virginia, in Four Parts" by Robert Beverley
Clumps of chinkapin bushes intervened, effectually hiding the hollow from the road.
"Nobody's Child" by Elizabeth Dejeans

In news:

Chinkapin oak is a drought-tolerant native tree that grows best in full sun.
Dwarf chinkapin OAK ( Quercus prinoides ).