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- n. a genus consisting of one species, the Moreton Bay chestnut.
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- n. a rosid dicot genus of the subfamily Papilionoideae having one species: Moreton Bay chestnut
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I found a large quantity of castanospermum seeds in one of the creeks, apparently put there to steep by the natives, who use them for food.
Most of the orchids are in full flower, the coral-trees glow, the castanospermum is full of bud, loose bunches of white fruit decorate the creeping palms, and the sunflower-tree is blotched with gold in masses.