Definition of American chestnut

1. Noun. Large tree found from Maine to Alabama.

Exact synonyms: American Sweet Chestnut, Castanea Dentata
Group relationships: Castanea, Genus Castanea
Generic synonyms: Chestnut, Chestnut Tree

Lexicographical Neighbors of American Chestnut

American bittern
American bitterns
American bittersweet
American black bear
American black vulture
American black vultures
American blight
American bog asphodel
American brooklime
American buffalo
American bugbane
American capital
American centaury
American chameleon
American cheese
American chestnut
American cocker spaniel
American cocker spaniels
American cockroach
American cockroaches
American columbo
American coot
American copper
American crab apple
American cranberry
American cranberry bush
American crayfish
American creeper
American cress
American crow

Literary usage of American chestnut

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Nut larger than american chestnut, sometimes very large, shell dark mahogany brown, pubescent at tip, thick, tough and leathery; kernel enclosed in a thin, ..."

2. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1914)
"When it became evident that the american chestnut trees on my place were seriously ... Every one of the five thousand old american chestnut trees became ..."

3. The Woman's Book: Dealing Practically with the Modern Conditions of Home (1894)
"The lindens, with their great stately forms and massive foliage, come next, and for general use the American kind, as . i , The american chestnut ..."

4. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"Nut larger than american chestnut, sometimes very large, shell dark mahogany-brown, pubescent at tip, thick, tough and leathery; kernel inclosed in a thin ..."

5. The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties by Charles Henry Snow (1908)
"The Golden Chestnut, which is the nearest native Pacific Coast approach to the Eastern or american chestnut, is sometimes called the Evergreen Chestnut. ..."

6. Photography for the Sportsman Naturalist by Leverett White Brownell (1904)
"Blossoms of american chestnut. No patches of sunshine should fall through the foliage upon the trunk, for this gives a very disagreeable spotty appearance ..."

7. Timber: A Comprehensive Study of Wood in All Its Aspects, Commercial and by Paul Charpentier, Joseph Kennell, tr (1902)
"... renders for the feeding of the poor classes, especially in the provinces of the south and in the centre of France. american chestnut-TREE (Castanea ..."

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