Chinese chestnut


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Chinese chestnut

n.
A deciduous tree (Castanea mollissima) native to China and Korea, resistant to chestnut blight and cultivated as an ornamental and for its edible nuts.

Chi′nese chest′nut


n.
an Asian chestnut, Castanea mollissima, that is resistant to the chestnut blight.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chinese chestnut - a small tree with small sweet nuts; wild or naturalized in Korea and China
Castanea, genus Castanea - chestnuts; chinkapins
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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Likewise, hybridizing an American chestnut with a domesticated Chinese chestnut draws on the long heritage of human agency required for the creation of domesticated trees.
The American Chestnut Foundation, based in Asheville, North Carolina, has been working on introducing into the American chestnut the genetic material for the blight resistance found in the Chinese chestnut while preserving in every other way the genetic heritage of the American species.
Chestnut Hill Tree Farm specializes in growing Dunstan hybrid chestnuts, a blight-resistant variety that is a cross between a disease-resistant American chestnut discovered in the 1950s and three Chinese chestnut varieties.
Chinese Chestnut (Castanea mollissima Blume) is used as a non-wood forest tree and well-known for its edible value.
Prominent among the non-native species are many edible fruit and nut species including common apple (Malus domestica), Chinese chestnut (Castanea mollissima), European or sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa), ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba), European plum (Prunus domestica), and European pear (Pyrus communis).
Cibo di M's Margarita Fores prepared Truffle Mushroom Eton mess with prosciutto crisp, and Casa Artusi's Handmade Garganelli, with duck ragu and Chinese chestnut crumble.
Sometime before the nineteenth century turned to the twentieth, when everyone worth their stars and stripes was acquiring the new and exotic, an import of Chinese chestnut trees arrived on a ship docking on the East Coast.
Although the Chinese chestnut was not affected by the fungus, the American chestnut was highly susceptible.
The chestnut, blight arrived in America from China by way of a Chinese chestnut planted in the Bronx Zoo.
My largest and quickest-to-bear tree, now 12 years old, was actually grown by planting a Chinese chestnut.
That's what motivated Paul and Long Branch to create their American Chestnut Restoration Project, which produces American and Chinese backcrossed hybrids (25 percent Chinese chestnut to help resist the blight and 75 percent of the American species).

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