Chinese chestnut

noun

Definition of Chinese chestnut

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

First Known Use of Chinese chestnut

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Chinese chestnut was circa 1909

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“Chinese chestnut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chinese%20chestnut. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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