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sweet chestnut

n.
1. A chestnut tree (Castanea sativa) of the Mediterranean region, bearing edible nuts enclosed in a spiny bur.
2. The nut of this tree. In both senses also called marron, Spanish chestnut.

sweet chestnut

n
(Plants) See chestnut1
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Noun1.sweet chestnut - wild or cultivated throughout southern Europe, northwestern Africa and southwestern Asiasweet 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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While the sycamore, ash and sweet chestnut are reliable coastal survivors if somewhat stunted, eucalypts are among the most robust seaside trees.
The land contains woodrush, sedge, wood anemone, wood sorrel and bluebells under mature broad-leaved trees such as oak, birch, rowan, ash, beech and sweet chestnut with lime and yew on outcrops of limestone cliffs.
While oaks are the species most at risk, SOD can also affect beech, Douglas fir, sweet chestnut, sitka spruce and the Lawson cypress.
Leedham said he went to his wife's house in Sweet Chestnut Grove, Telford, to see if they had gone there but later traced the couple to Dr Billsen's house in Stafford.
The designers said mystic symbols are at the Chair's core, its three sweet chestnut upright elements reflecting the three triangular shadows.
Mrs Leedham, aged 36, of Sweet Chestnut Grove, Telford, died in hospital during emergency surgery without regaining consciousness.
While oaks are the species most at risk, the disease can also affect beech, Douglas fir, sweet chestnut, sitka spruce and the Lawson cypress.
The children took the remedy in tiny pill form consisting of the essence of alder, magnolia, sweet chestnut and orange light - a new formulation specifically designed for youngsters with tantrums.
Most are beeches, but the list also includes holm oak, turkey oak, and sweet chestnut.
Led by Trust community warden John Whitley, they used timber -including oak, sweet chestnut,cedars, hazel and European larch -found ``lying about''.
Oliver tells me they are sweet chestnut trees and that the chestnuts are a crop here, harvested and sold in the autumn.
The best trees to coppice are hazel, willow, ash, sweet chestnut,oak, alder and sycamore.