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 for chinkapin
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">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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: small nut of either of two small chestnut trees of the
           southern United States; resembles a hazelnut [syn:
           chincapin, chinkapin, chinquapin]

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