(Castanea) This group of hardy, deciduous trees is found growing from Maine to Michigan, south to Deleware, Tennessee, along the Appalachian Mountains to northern Georgia and Alabama. They are commonly known as Chestnut trees. C. dentata, the American Chestnut, was valued for the production of its large edible nuts and for its wood, which is light,...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/10004
• (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.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/chinquapin/
Chin'qua·pin noun (Botany)
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. [ Written also chincapin
.] Chinquapin oak
, a small s...
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A small edible acorn of the oak tree by that name.
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any of several species of deciduous trees of the genus Castanea and evergreen trees and shrubs of the genus Castanopsis, both in the beech family ...
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chinquapin (ching'kupin) [Algonquian], name for certain American species of the chestnut genus of the family Fagaceae (beech family) and for a related species, the golden chinquapin (Castanopsis chrysophylla), an evergreen of the Pacific states. The common chinquapin is Castanea pumila, native t...
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