Châtaigne

Esskastanie mit Hülle und Schale

Castanea sativa

Synonymes :
Châtaigne
Chestnut (Wikipedia)

Chestnut
Châtaignier 120807 1.jpg
Sweet chestnut Castanea sativa
Chestnuts at Ljubljana Central Market.JPG
The edible nut being sold at a market
Scientific classification e
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Fagales
Family:Fagaceae
Subfamily:Quercoideae
Genus:Castanea
Mill.
Species

The chestnuts are a group of eight or nine species of deciduous trees and shrubs in the genus Castanea, in the beech family Fagaceae. They are native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

The name also refers to the edible nuts they produce.

Chestnut (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Formerly chesten nut, from Middle English chesten, Middle English chesteyne, chasteine, from Old English ċisten and reinforced by Old French chastaigne, both from Latin castānea, from Ancient Greek καστάνεια (kastáneia).

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈtʃɛs.nʌt/, /ˈtʃɛst.nʌt/

Noun

chestnut (countable and uncountable

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