Definition of American chestnut
: chestnut 1b(1) The new fungus does not harm the trees, so it now seems possible that the American chestnut, which once accounted for three out of every four trees in the Appalachians, will rise again. — John P. Wiley, Jr., Smithsonian, August 1986
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