• WordNet 3.6
    • n Castanea chestnuts; chinkapins
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Castanea (Bot) A genus of nut-bearing trees or shrubs including the chestnut and chinquapin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n castanea A genus of plants, natural order Cupuliferæ, consisting of trees or shrubs with straight-veined leaves and naked unisexual flowers, the male in catkins and the female solitary. The nuts are contained in a prickly 4-valved envelop. Only two species are known, the common chestnut, C. vesca, and the chinkapin, C. pumila. See cut under chestnut.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a chestnut, fr. Gr.


In literature:

I picked up the fruit of a Magnolia and Castanea, and observed an arborescent Leea.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Castanea Henryii Corylus chinensis.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
I have one European x American cross chestnut, the Gibbons, and one native (=Castanea dentata=) that have escaped the blight.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Castanea sativa aureo-marginata, the variegated Sweet Chestnut, perhaps the best of all large trees, with parti-coloured leaves.
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
It includes the beeches and oaks, and the sweet chestnut (Castanea).
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray

In news:

In the late 1800s, when the American chestnut ( Castanea dentata ) reigned in Eastern forests, the tree was a symbol of national identity.
L'Oréal has signed an agreement with Castanea Partners to acquire the fashion-forward, edgy beauty brand Urban Decay .