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American chestnut

Definition of the noun american chestnut

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  1. large tree found from Maine to Alabama


"American chestnut" is a book by Susan Freinkel.

  • also known as "American chestnut: the life, death, and rebirth of a perfect tree"

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Healing Foods (2005)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph E. Pizzorno, Lara Pizzorno

The American chestnut was a spectacular forest tree reaching a height of 100 feet and a trunk diameter of 4 to 5 feet.Early records indicate that Native Americans gathered chestnuts for food,favoring the sweet,easily shelled chestnuts over the ...

Google previewFoods and Food Production Encyclopedia (2012)

by Douglas M. Considine

The large American chestnut at one time was a major tree ranging from the Allegheny Mountains and New Hampshire south to Georgia. In addition to the aforementioned Leaves and fruit of the Allegheny Chinkapin (Castanea pumila), mainly ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Color Additives (1997)

by George A. Burdock

Synonym Current CAS number Description American chestnut leaves. 977023- 21-4 American chestnut leaves were traditionally used as a flavoring ingredient, but a fungal disease introduced into North America has decimated the American ...

Google previewWyman's Gardening Encyclopedia (1986)

by Donald Wyman

Sometimes the suckers become large enough to bear nuts arousing hope that eventually the American Chestnut may acquire resistance to the blight. The U.S. Forest Service, the state forestry departments and others, notably Dr. Richard A.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geography (2010)

by Barney Warf

The American chestnut was one of the most dominant trees in Eastern North America, but the blight eliminated all mature American chestnut (Castanea dentate) trees in the Eastern United States within 30 to 40 yrs. Today, only small American ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2013)

by Chris Park, Michael Allaby

By 1940 the disease had made the American chestnut virtually *extinct. chestnut soil A type of *soil that has a relatively thick, dark brown *A-horizon over a lighter coloured *B-horizon. Chihuahuan Desert A North American hot *desert, which is ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Names of Plants (1884)

Applied in England and Among English-speaking People to Cultivated and Wild Plants, Trees, and Shrubs by William Miller

American Chestnut Oak Prinus var. acuminata. Yellow Chestnut Oak Prinus var. humilis. Chinquapin Oak, Dwarf Chestnut Oak Prinus var. monticola. Rock Chestnut Oak Pseudo-coccifera. Abram's Oak of Mamre pubescens. Durmast Oak ...

Google previewDirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs (2016)

by Michael A. Dirr

Castanea dentata, American chestnut, once a magnificent and noble tree of the eastern North American forests, was largely devastated by a blight, but isolated trees survive. By means of back-crossing, a hybridizing technique, seedlings that ...

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