1. any beech tree of genus Castanopsis; chinquapin; chinkapinUsually written using kana alone
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2. CastanopsisCastanopsis (chinquapin or chinkapin) is a genus of evergreen trees belonging to the beech family, Fagaceae. The genus contains about 120 species, which are today restricted to tropical and subtropical eastern Asia. A total of 58 species are native to China, with 30 endemic; the other species occur further south, through Indochina to Indonesia, and also in Japan.
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