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British Dictionary definitions for sweet chestnut

sweet chestnut

noun
  1. See chestnut (def. 1)
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Historical Examples

  • Another cousin of the Starfish is the Sea-urchin, a round prickly creature rather like the burr of the sweet-chestnut tree.

    On the Seashore

    R. Cadwallader Smith

  • Tufted spleen-wort, primroses, and broom tangle the hedges under boughs of hornbeam and sweet-chestnut.

    New Italian sketches

    John Addington Symonds

  • Tufted spleenwort, primroses, and broom tangle the hedges under boughs of hornbeam and sweet-chestnut.

  • Includes Quercus (oak), Fagus (beech), Castanea (sweet-chestnut).