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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.
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|Noun||1.||sweet chestnut - wild or cultivated throughout southern Europe, northwestern Africa and southwestern Asia|
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