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Meaning of water chinquapin

wa'ter chin"quapin

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an American lotus, Nelumbo lutea, having pale-yellow flowers and an edible seed.
  2. the seed itself, similar in flavor to the chinquapin.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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