Definition of European chestnut
1. Noun. Wild or cultivated throughout southern Europe, northwestern Africa and southwestern Asia.
Generic synonyms: Chestnut, Chestnut Tree
Lexicographical Neighbors of European Chestnut
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, ..."