From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chinquapin \Chin"qua*pin\, n. (Bot.)
   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 and chinkapin.]
   [1913 Webster]

   Chinquapin oak, a small shrubby oak (Quercus prinoides)
      of the Atlantic States, with edible acorns.

   Western Chinquapin, an evergreen shrub or tree ({Castanopes
      chrysophylla}) of the Pacific coast. In California it is a
      shrub; in Oregon a tree 30 to 125 feet high.
      [1913 Webster]
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