chestnut tree


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Noun1.Chestnut tree - any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow-brown in autumnchestnut tree - any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow-brown in autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur
chestnut - edible nut of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea
Castanea, genus Castanea - chestnuts; chinkapins
chestnut - wood of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea
American chestnut, American sweet chestnut, Castanea dentata - large tree found from Maine to Alabama
Castanea sativa, European chestnut, Spanish chestnut, sweet chestnut - wild or cultivated throughout southern Europe, northwestern Africa and southwestern Asia
Castanea mollissima, Chinese chestnut - a small tree with small sweet nuts; wild or naturalized in Korea and China
Castanea crenata, Japanese chestnut - a spreading tree of Japan that has a short trunk
Allegheny chinkapin, Castanea pumila, dwarf chestnut, eastern chinquapin, chinquapin - shrubby chestnut tree of southeastern United States having small edible nuts
Castanea ozarkensis, chinquapin, Ozark chinkapin, Ozark chinquapin - shrubby tree closely related to the Allegheny chinkapin but with larger leaves; southern midwestern United States
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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Then it was a very good time for talking, as we stood together under the shade of the large chestnut tree.
They knew his open-handedness; and half an hour later the invalid doctor from Hamburg, who lived on the top floor, looked enviously out of the window at the merry party of healthy Russians assembled under the chestnut tree.
She kept on beside the shaggy man, who whistled cheerful tunes to beguile the journey, until by and by they followed a turn in the road and saw before them a big chestnut tree making a shady spot over the highway.
The little grave where her infant sleeps Is 'neath the chestnut tree.
Girls, sometimes I feel as if those exams meant everything, but when I look at the big buds swelling on those chestnut trees and the misty blue air at the end of the streets they don't seem half so important.
Sancho followed him on foot, leading by the halter, as his custom was, his ass, his constant comrade in prosperity or adversity; and advancing some distance through the shady chestnut trees they came upon a little meadow at the foot of some high rocks, down which a mighty rush of water flung itself.
It was a hale and hearty age though, still: and in the summer or autumn evenings, when the glow of the setting sun fell upon the oak and chestnut trees of the adjacent forest, the old house, partaking of its lustre, seemed their fit companion, and to have many good years of life in him yet.
The chestnut tree, existing for approximately 100-150 years, gives fruits only after 20-25 years.
Well pretty much anywhere where there is a horse chestnut tree.
The old Sweet Chestnut tree, known as a 'walking tree', is more than 200 years old.
ICTS raised funds for the Chestnut Tree House Childrens Hospice and Sussex Life Centre, charities supporting respite care for sick children and survivors of rape and sexual abuse.