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.
On coming back with Kitty from the springs, the prince, who had asked the colonel, and Marya Yevgenyevna, and Varenka all to come and have coffee with them, gave orders for a table and chairs to be taken into the garden under the chestnut tree, and lunch to be laid there.
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.
we'll talk over the voyage and the parting quietly half-an-hour or so, while the stars enter into their shining life up in heaven yonder: here is the chestnut tree: here is the bench at its old roots.
And what ailed the chestnut tree? it writhed and groaned; while wind roared in the laurel walk, and came sweeping over us.
The little grave where her infant sleeps Is 'neath the chestnut tree. But o'er her grave we may not weep, We know not where it may be.
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."
Charles had been informed by the concise explanation of Grimaud, -- "At the back, under the chestnut trees;" he left, therefore, the house on the left, and went straight down the path indicated.
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.
Thousands of city nature lovers have signed a petition to stop a 300-year-old "beautiful" horse chestnut tree from being chopped down.
Officers were called to the incident to assist the RSPCA and Highways team, and a police cordon was put up in nearby Chestnut Tree Grove.