American chestnut

[ uh-mer-i-kuhn chest-nuht, chest-nuht ]
/ əˈmɛr ɪ kən ˈtʃɛstˌnʌt, ˈtʃɛst nət /

noun

See under chestnut (def. 1).

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Origin of American chestnut

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
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