Cape chestnut

noun

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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from Cape of Good Hope

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“Cape chestnut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cape%20chestnut. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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