Definition of European chestnut

1. Noun. Wild or cultivated throughout southern Europe, northwestern Africa and southwestern Asia.

Lexicographical Neighbors of European Chestnut

European bisons
European bittern
European black alder
European black currant
European black grouse
European blackbird
European blueberry
European bog asphodel
European box
European bream
European brooklime
European brown bat
European bullhead
European bullheads
European catfish
European chestnut
European corn borer
European country
European cranberry
European cranberry bush
European cranberrybush
European creeper
European cuckoo
European curlew
European dewberry
European dogtooth
European dragon
European dragons
European eel

Literary usage of European chestnut

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

1. The Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture: A Reference System of Commercial by Granville Lowther, William Worthington (1914)
"The earliest history of the european chestnut, in America, is hidden In obscure book notices, or in the note books of those who were interested in early ..."

2. The Handbook of Horticulture and Viticulture of Western Australia by A. Despeissis, Western Australia Dept. of Agriculture (1903)
"It is a dwarf tree, suited for hedges and copses rather than for independent growth, but yields a nut which is larger than the largest european chestnut, ..."

3. Practical Forestry: A Treatise on the Propagation, Planting, and Cultivation by Andrew Samuel Fuller (1914)
"The european chestnut has not as yet been very extensively planted in this country, as it is not, as a rule, quite as hardy a tree as the 6 ..."

4. Our Trees, how to Know Them by Clarence Moores Weed (1918)
"The sweet nuts are gathered in great quantities and are sweeter than those of the european chestnut. The Chestnut tree is commonly planted for shade, ..."

5. The Nut Culturist: A Treatise on the Propagation, Planting and Cultivation by Andrew Samuel Fuller (1896)
"... was considered a distinct species, but in recent years it has been relegated to the position of a widely distributed variety of the european chestnut, ..."

6. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"The horticultural characters which distinguish these three types are as follows: european chestnut».—Tree large, with a spreading but compact head, stocky, ..."

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