Spanish chestnut
noun Date: 1683 1. the sweet edible nut of a large Mediterranean chestnut (Castanea sativa) — called also marron 2. a tree that bears Spanish chestnuts

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  • Spanish chestnut — noun wild or cultivated throughout southern Europe, northwestern Africa and southwestern Asia • Syn: ↑European chestnut, ↑sweet chestnut, ↑Castanea sativa • Hypernyms: ↑chestnut, ↑chestnut tree * * * ˌSpanish ˈchestnut 7 [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spanish chestnut — valgomasis kaštainis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bukinių šeimos maistinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Castanea sativa), vedantis valgomus riešutus. Paplitęs Afrikoje, Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Castanea sativa; Castanea… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Spanish chestnut — noun a) A deciduous tree with edible deep brown nutlike fruits. The fruits have a little white, fluffy tail. b) Fruit of this tree. Syn: sweet chestnut …   Wiktionary

  • Spanish chestnut — /spænɪʃ ˈtʃɛsnʌt/ (say spanish chesnut) noun 1. a large, deciduous tree, Castanea sativa, a native of southern Europe and western Asia but frequently cultivated elsewhere for its edible nut and valuable timber. 2. the nut itself …   Australian English dictionary

  • spanish chestnut — n. marron …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chestnut — ► NOUN 1) a glossy hard brown nut which develops within a bristly case and can be roasted and eaten. 2) (also sweet chestnut or Spanish chestnut) the large tree that produces these nuts. 3) a deep reddish brown colour. 4) a horse of a reddish… …   English terms dictionary

  • Chestnut — For other uses of chestnut , see Chestnut (disambiguation). For other uses of chinquapin or chinkapin , see Chinquapin (disambiguation). Chestnut Sweet Chestnut Castanea sativa Scientific clas …   Wikipedia

  • Spanish — adj. & n. adj. of or relating to Spain or its people or language. n. 1 the language of Spain and Spanish America. 2 (prec. by the; treated as pl.) the people of Spain. Phrases and idioms: Spanish America those parts of America orig. settled by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chestnut tree — noun any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow brown in autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur • Syn: ↑chestnut • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Hyponyms: ↑American chestnut, ↑American sweet chestnut, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • chestnut — /ˈtʃɛsnʌt / (say chesnut) noun 1. the edible nut of trees of the genus Castanea, of the beech family. 2. any of the trees, as C. sativa (Spanish chestnut), C. dentata (American chestnut), or C. crenata (Japanese chestnut). 3. Obsolete → Moreton… …   Australian English dictionary

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