European chestnut


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Related to European chestnut: Chinese chestnut, chestnut tree, sweet chestnut
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Noun1.European chestnut - wild or cultivated throughout southern Europe, northwestern Africa and southwestern AsiaEuropean chestnut - wild or cultivated throughout southern Europe, northwestern Africa and southwestern Asia
chestnut tree, chestnut - any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow-brown in autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur
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Because sassafras is similar in looks to chestnut, the exported material is often used as a substitute because European chestnut trees tend to be smaller and shorter than sassafras.
Castanea sativa, or the European chestnut, is actually a native of Western Asia, and has been cultivated in Europe's temperate climate regions since 300 BC.
Greatest tree girth ever: The European chestnut (Castanea sativa), known as The Tree Of A Hundred Horses, on Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy, had a circumference of 57.
In general, European chestnut trees haven't suffered as devastating an outbreak as their American cousins.
The native American tree should not be confused with its cousins, the Chinese, Japanese and European chestnut trees.

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