Definition of Moreton bay chestnut
1. Noun. Australian tree having pinnate leaves and orange-yellow flowers followed by large woody pods containing 3 or 4 seeds that resemble chestnuts; yields dark strong wood.
Group relationships: Castanospermum, Genus Castanospermum
Generic synonyms: Bean Tree
Lexicographical Neighbors of Moreton Bay Chestnut
Literary usage of Moreton bay chestnut
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"The Brisbane river (on which is situated Brisbane, the capital of Queensland) enters it. See below. Moreton-Bay Ash, «. See Ash. Moreton - Bay Chestnut, n. ..."
2. Australia Visited and Revisited: A Narrative of Recent Travels and Old by Samuel Mossman, Thomas Banister (1853)
"The Moreton Bay chestnut also is a handsome tree, and excellent timber; and the Moreton Bay pine is as useful for building materials in that part of the ..."
3. The Useful Plants of India: With Notices of Their Chief Value in Commerce by Heber Drury (1873)
"moreton bay chestnut, ENO. DESCRIPTION.—Tree, 30-40 feet; leaves unequally pinnated, leaflets elliptical, ovate, acuminate, entire, smooth; flowers bright ..."
4. Forestry Handbook by R. Dalrymple Hay, Joseph Henry Maiden (1917)
"moreton bay chestnut is an old name for the tree, because it was first found in the Moreton Bay district (Queensland). Flowers.—The flowers are borne on the ..."