Definition of Castanea

1. Noun. Chestnuts; chinkapins.

Definition of Castanea

1. n. A genus of nut-bearing trees or shrubs including the chestnut and chinquapin.

Medical Definition of Castanea

1. A genus of trees typified by the common chestnut. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Castanea

cast net
cast nets
cast of characters
cast off
cast on
cast one's vote
cast out
cast out nines
cast pearls before swine
cast the first stone
cast up
cast up one's accounts
castanea (current term)
caste system
casted off

Literary usage of Castanea

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

1. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"Official name—castanea.— United States Pharmacopoeia. Constituents.—Nothing save common vegetable principles have as yet been detected in chestnut leaves. ..."

2. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum by Richard Bowdler Sharpe, British Museum (Natural History). Dept. of Zoology (1893)
"Pucrasia castanea. I -J' Pucrasia castanea, Gould, PZS 1854, p. ... Whatever the specimen he specimens of P. castanea were both in the collection of the Hon ..."

3. The Forester =: Or, A Practical Treatise on the Planting, Rearing, and by James Brown (1882)
"There are only two species of this tree named in our catalogues of plants—viz., the castanea vesca, which may be said to be ..."

4. A Practical Flora for Schools and Colleges by Oliver Rivington Willis (1894)
"castanea. Tourn. (Chestnut.) Male flowers in clusters of long, slender, ... The American tree is believed to be identical with the European castanea ..."

5. The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties by Charles Henry Snow (1908)
"castanea pumila (Linn.) Mill. Nomenclature. (Sudworth. ... Its wood is nearly similar to that of the Chinquapin castanea pumila, and is sometimes used for ..."

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