water chestnut

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n water chestnut edible bulbous tuber of a Chinese marsh plant
    • n water chestnut Chinese sedge yielding edible bulb-shaped tubers
    • n water chestnut a plant of the genus Trapa bearing spiny four-pronged edible nutlike fruits
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Water chestnut (Bot) The fruit of Trapa natans and Trapa bicornis, Old World water plants bearing edible nutlike fruits armed with several hard and sharp points; also, the plant itself; -- called also water caltrop.
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Usage

In literature:

In the south of France they are called water-chestnuts.
"Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa" by David Livingstone
In the stables he had the saddle on the chestnut in twenty seconds, and brought him to the watering trough before the barroom.
"Way of the Lawless" by Max Brand
Moisten the bread crumbs with hot water and add the chestnuts.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
The chestnuts were soaked in cold water over night.
"Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans"" by Edith M. Thomas
Boil the chestnuts in plenty of water until tender, but not too soft, that they may not break in peeling.
"The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book" by Thomas R. Allinson
Fragments of horse-chestnut bark thrown upon the water also send down beautiful cloud-like strife.
"Six Lectures on Light" by John Tyndall
You see," explained Bert, "there is water inside a chestnut, especially a new one.
"The Bobbsey Twins at Home" by Laura Lee Hope
Once I was as full of romance as a water-chestnut is of starch.
"Parrot & Co." by Harold MacGrath
Violet shadows rose in a tide, and poured through the gold-green tunnel of chestnut trees, as sea-water pours into a cave.
"Everyman's Land" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
The season has been very dry and this summer many of the Paragon chestnuts died that were not watered.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Fifth Annual Meeting" by Various
The nearness of the water made the big chestnut restless and hard to handle.
"Frontier Boys on the Coast" by Capt. Wyn Roosevelt
Skin the chestnuts and cover with cold water, let them cook gently until tender, when a large needle can be run through them easily.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
To prepare chestnuts, shell, cook in boiling water until soft, and force through a strainer.
"Stevenson Memorial Cook Book" by Various
In the field bees were humming, in the woods hazel-nuts were hanging, and on the surface of the river floated water-chestnuts.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
Remove the shells from the chestnuts; put them in boiling water for three minutes, then into cold water, and take off the skins.
"The Century Cook Book" by Mary Ronald
Fill with a chestnut stuffing, put in a roasting pan, salt, add a spoonful of water and place in the oven.
"The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book" by Victor Hirtzler
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In poetry:

The darkness of the chestnut bough
There on the waters lay,
The bright stream reverently below,
Check'd its exulting play;
"The Spanish Chapel" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
"'For me this freshness in the morning hours,
For me the water's clear tranquillity;
For me the soft descent of chestnut flowers;
The cushat's cry for me.
"Honours -- Part I" by Jean Ingelow
I pull'd the chestnut branches low,
As o'er the stream they hung,
To see their bursting buds of snow--
I heard the sweet spring waters flow--
My heart and I we did not know
But that the earth was young!
""The Earth Waxeth Old."" by Isabella Valancy Crawford

In news:

Residents who live on Chestnut or Cass Streets will likely lose service or experience dirty water.
When buying fresh water chestnuts, choose firm, clean ones and buy extra.
1/4 cup water chestnuts, canned.
Second Mass Water Chestnut Search Scheduled For Sept 15.
What started as a frantic search in Chautauqua Lake for the invasive species dubiously known as water chestnuts has now turned to optimism.
Volunteers to pull up invasive water chestnut plants on Oneida Lake.
What started as a frantic search in Chautauqua Lake for the invasive species dubiously known as water chestnut s has now turned to optimism.
MAYVILLE — What started as a frantic search in Chautauqua Lake for the invasive species dubiously known as water chestnut s has now turned to optimism.
Groups plan water chestnut pull in Oswego County rivers.
Water chestnut – Water chestnut s can form a thick mass of vegetation, limiting fishing and water recreation activities, once it is established in a shallow water area.
From left, volunteers Michael Shaw and Candace Walter work the canoe while Kelly Germann pulls out water-chestnut plants.
MAYVILLE — What started as a frantic search in Chautauqua Lake for the invasive species dubiously known as water chestnuts has now turned to optimism.
Water chestnut – Water chestnuts can form a thick mass of vegetation, limiting fishing and water recreation activities, once it is established in a shallow water area.
Water chestnuts float near shore in Lake Champlain in Vermont in this undated photo.
More water leaks are frustrating residents in Fredonia, but a recent, fast-flowing leak on Chestnut Street is expected to be resolved today.
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