chestnut tree

Definitions of chestnut tree
1

n any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow-brown in autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur

Synonyms:
chestnut
Types:
show 6 types...
hide 6 types...
American chestnut, American sweet chestnut, Castanea dentata
large tree found from Maine to Alabama
Castanea sativa, European chestnut, Spanish chestnut, sweet chestnut
wild or cultivated throughout southern Europe, northwestern Africa and southwestern Asia
Castanea mollissima, Chinese chestnut
a small tree with small sweet nuts; wild or naturalized in Korea and China
Castanea crenata, Japanese chestnut
a spreading tree of Japan that has a short trunk
Allegheny chinkapin, Castanea pumila, chinquapin, dwarf chestnut, eastern chinquapin
shrubby chestnut tree of southeastern United States having small edible nuts
Castanea ozarkensis, Ozark chinkapin, Ozark chinquapin, chinquapin
shrubby tree closely related to the Allegheny chinkapin but with larger leaves; southern midwestern United States
Type of:
tree
a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, Vocabulary.com can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.