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Dwarf chestnut   /dwɔrf tʃˈɛsnˌət/   Listen
Dwarf chestnut

noun
1.
Shrubby chestnut tree of southeastern United States having small edible nuts.  Synonyms: Allegheny chinkapin, Castanea pumila, chinquapin, eastern chinquapin.






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"Dwarf chestnut" Quotes from Famous Books



... Yale, side by side, challenging birds and all creatures of the air to a decision as to which of them bears itself the more bravely. Here is a chestnut tree; but look not overhead for its sheltering branches. This is a country of surprises, and if the alder tree towers on high, the dwarf chestnut or chinkapin here delegates to the mountains the pains of struggling toward the heavens, and, contented with its lowly estate, freely offers to the various "small deer" of the forest its horde of sweet, ...
— American Big Game in Its Haunts • Various



Words linked to "Dwarf chestnut" :   chincapin, genus Castanea, Castanea pumila, chestnut tree, Castanea, chinquapin, eastern chinquapin, chestnut, Allegheny chinkapin, chinkapin



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