Chinese chestnut


: an Asian chestnut (Castanea mollissima) that is resistant to chestnut blight

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Chinese chestnut was circa 1909

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“Chinese chestnut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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