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chestnut tree

chestnut tree in the Bible

(Heb. _'armon_; i.e., "naked"), mentioned in connection with Jacob's artifice regarding the cattle (Gen. 30:37). It is one of the trees of which, because of its strength and beauty, the Assyrian empire is likened (Ezek. 31:8; R.V., "plane trees"). It is probably the Oriental plane tree (Platanus orientalis) that is intended. It is a characteristic of this tree that it annually sheds its outer bark, becomes "naked." The chestnut tree proper is not a native of Palestine.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • In the course of a violent storm, a soldier of the 47th Regiment was struck by lightning underneath a chestnut tree.

    Thunder and Lightning Camille Flammarion
  • The chestnut oak has leaves which are much like those of the chestnut tree.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • This made her hot and tired, so she tried to make them lie down under a chestnut tree, that she might rest beside them.

    Milly and Olly Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • So far as I remember, there was not in it a single oak or chestnut tree.

    Man and Nature George P. Marsh
  • He stepped upon a mound under the overspreading branches of a chestnut tree.

    The Poniard's Hilt Eugne Sue
  • Not a chestnut tree nor hazel within the garth but was limed and netted for the caging of this bird.

  • There had been a letter for her in the chestnut tree, an impassioned letter.

    Nobody's Child Elizabeth Dejeans
  • After the roof was completed, we felled a chestnut tree which we split into spaults about four feet long.

    Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
  • In the silence the leaves of the chestnut tree tapped one against the other.

    Pointed Roofs Dorothy Richardson
  • When a chestnut tree falls by the axe, the roots restore the loss by sending up sprouts around the stump.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers

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