chinquapin

chinquapin

[ching-kuh-pin]
chinquapin [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 to the E United States. Its wood and fruit are used like those of the chestnut. The bush chinquapin (C. alnifolia) has a more southern range. Chinquapin is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Fagales, family Fagaceae.
Chinquapin is an unincorporated community in Duplin County, North Carolina.

It is located at 34.8 N latitude and -77.82 W. longitude, at an elevation of 39 ft.

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