Definition of Chinese chestnut
1. Noun. A small tree with small sweet nuts; wild or naturalized in Korea and China.
Group relationships: Castanea, Genus Castanea
Generic synonyms: Chestnut, Chestnut Tree
Lexicographical Neighbors of Chinese Chestnut
Literary usage of Chinese chestnut
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1914)
"There were two saplings of Castanea moltissima, the chinese chestnut, which had been given me by Professor CS Sargent. None of these notes in relation to ..."
2. Journal of the American Asiatic Association by American Asiatic Association (1915)
"Therefore Mr. Meyer examined the chinese chestnut to see whether it was attacked by the same disease which was believed to have been introduced into the ..."
3. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Plant Industry, Queensland (1907)
"The ordinary chinese chestnut, sold everywhere in northern China. They are very small, but make up in sweetness what they lack in size. ..."