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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of nut-bearing trees or shrubs including the chestnut and chinquapin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. chestnuts; chinkapins

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  • Genus name of the Chestnut species of the Beech-Oak family of trees. Definition (above) includes the chinkapins, but some botanists include these in the genus Castanopsis.

    August 28, 2009