Cape chestnut


Definition of Cape chestnut

: an ornamental southern African evergreen tree (Calodendrum capense) of the family Rutaceae having large panicles of white or flesh-colored flowers

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History and Etymology for Cape chestnut

from Cape of Good Hope

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“Cape chestnut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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