water chinquapin

water chinquapin
1. water lily of eastern North America having pale yellow blossoms and edible globular nutlike seeds
Hypernyms: ↑water lily
Member Holonyms: ↑Nelumbo, ↑genus Nelumbo
2. edible nutlike seeds of an American lotus having the flavor of a chinquapin
Hypernyms: ↑edible seed
Part Holonyms: ↑American lotus, ↑yanquapin, ↑Nelumbo lutea

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: an American lotus (Nelumbo lutea); also : its edible nutlike seed that has the flavor of a chinquapin

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1. an American lotus, Nelumbo lutea, having pale-yellow flowers and an edible seed.
2. the seed itself, similar in flavor to the chinquapin.
[1830-40, Amer.]

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water chinquapin,
1. a North American water plant, a variety of nelumbo, that bears yellow flowers and edible, nutlike seeds.
2. its seed.

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