Castanea

noun
chestnuts; chinkapins
Syn: ↑genus Castanea
Hypernyms: ↑hamamelid dicot genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Fagaceae, ↑family Fagaceae, ↑beech family
Member Meronyms:

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\\kaˈstānēə\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, chestnut — more at chestnut
: a small genus of rough-barked trees or shrubs (family Fagaceae) native to temperate regions and characterized by having four bud scales on each bud, unlobed leaves, and staminate flowers in stiff cylindrical catkins, the fruit ripening in one season and being a single nut or group of two or three nuts within a 2- to 4-valved scaly prickly involucre — see chestnut; compare quercus

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Castanea /ka-stānˈi-ə/
noun
The chestnut genus, of the beech family (Fagaceae)
ORIGIN: Gr kastanon chestnut
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castanospermine /kas-tan-ō-spûrˈmēn/ noun
(Gr sperma a seed) an alkaloid obtained from the seeds of the Moreton Bay chestnut
Castanospermum /-məm/ noun
An Australian papilionaceous tree, the Moreton Bay chestnut, so called from the taste of its nuts

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  • Castanea — Castanea …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Castanea — can mean:* the genus of the chestnuts and chinkapins * Castanea, Pennsylvania, a census designated place (CDP) * Castanea Township, Pennsylvania, which surrounds the CDP of the same name …   Wikipedia

  • Castanea — Castanea, PA U.S. Census Designated Place in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 1189 Housing Units (2000): 512 Land area (2000): 1.339907 sq. miles (3.470343 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.032074 sq. miles (0.083070 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.371981 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Castanea, PA — U.S. Census Designated Place in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 1189 Housing Units (2000): 512 Land area (2000): 1.339907 sq. miles (3.470343 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.032074 sq. miles (0.083070 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.371981 sq. miles (3 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Castanĕa — (C. Tourn.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Capuliferae, Monocle, Polyandrie L. Arten: C. vesca (Fagus castanea L.), s. Kastanien u. Maronenbaum; C. pumila, mit auf der unteren Seite weißfilzigen Blättern u. kleinen ebenfalls eßbaren… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Castanea — Cas*ta ne*a, n. [L., a chestnut, fr. Gr. ?.] (Bot.) A genus of nut bearing trees or shrubs including the chestnut and chinquapin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Castanĕa — Tourn., Gattung der Fagazeen, Bäume und Sträucher mit großen, abwechselnden, an den Zweigen zweizeiligen, ganzrandigen oder dornig gesagten Blättern, an aufrechten Kätzchen stehenden männlichen und einzeln oder zu drei an besondern oder am Grunde …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Castanea — Castanĕa, Pflanzengattg., s. Edelkastanie …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Castanea —   Castaño Castaño común, Castanea sativa …   Wikipedia Español

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