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.

Exact synonyms: Australian Chestnut
Group relationships: Castanospermum, Genus Castanospermum
Generic synonyms: Bean Tree

Lexicographical Neighbors of Moreton Bay Chestnut

Morel's ear
Morelia spilotes variegatus
Morerastrongylus costaricensis
Moreton Bay
Moreton Bay bug
Moreton Bay chestnut
Moreton Bay pine
Moreton Bay tulipwood
Morgagni's appendix
Morgagni's cartilage
Morgagni's cataract
Morgagni's columns
Morgagni's concha
Morgagni's crypts
Morgagni's disease
Morgagni's foramen
Morgagni's frenum

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 ..."

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