Chinquapin to Chivalry
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.
(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.]
Chinsing iron, a light calking iron.
(Chinse) v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Chinsed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Chinsing.] (Naut.) To thrust
oakum into (seams or chinks) with a chisel , the point of a knife, or a chinsing iron; to calk slightly.
(Chintz) n.; pl. Chintzes [Hindi chint spotted cotton clooth, chinta spot.] Cotton cloth, printed
with flowers and other devices, in a number of different colors, and often glazed. Swift.
(Chiop*pine") n. Same as Chopine, n.
(Chip) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chipped (chipt); p. pr. & vb. n. Chipping.] [Cf. G. kippen to cut off
the edge, to clip, pare. Cf. Chop to cut.]
1. To cut small pieces from; to diminish or reduce to shape, by cutting away a little at a time; to hew.
2. To break or crack, or crack off a portion of, as of an eggshell in hatching, or a piece of crockery.
3. To bet, as with chips in the game of poker.
To chip in, to contribute, as to a fund; to share in the risks or expenses of. [Slang. U. S.]
(Chip), v. i. To break or fly off in small pieces.
1. A piece of wood, stone, or other substance, separated by an ax, chisel, or cutting instrument.
2. A fragment or piece broken off; a small piece.
3. Wood or Cuban palm leaf split into slips, or straw plaited in a special manner, for making hats or
4. Anything dried up, withered, or without flavor; used contemptuously.
5. One of the counters used in poker and other games.
6. (Naut.) The triangular piece of wood attached to the log line.
Buffalo chips. See under Buffalo. Chip ax, a small ax for chipping timber into shape. Chip
bonnet, Chip hat, a bonnet or a hat made of Chip. See Chip, n., 3. A chip off the old block, a
child who resembles either of his parents. [Colloq.] Milton. Potato chips, Saratoga chips, thin
slices of raw potato fried crisp.
(Chip"munk`) n. [Indian name.] (Zoöl.) A squirrel-like animal of the genus Tamias, sometimes
called the striped squirrel, chipping squirrel, ground squirrel, hackee. The common species of the
United States is the Tamias striatus. [Written also chipmonk, chipmuck, and chipmuk.]
(Chip"per) v. i. [Cf. Cheep, Chirp.] To chirp or chirrup. [Prov. Eng.] Forby.
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