One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A North American oak which has leaves resembling those of the chestnut.
Genus Quercus, family Fagaceae: several species, in particular Q. montana (or Q. prinus) of the eastern US
- ‘Slowly, like a stunted chestnut oak falling to the floor of the forest, he toppled over.’
- ‘In fact, after a chestnut oak in Connecticut, it was the second tree ever to be officially nominated for national champion status.’
- ‘Red maple, chestnut oak, and scarlet oak are all abundant in the seedling layer.’
- ‘Data were collected from red maple, chestnut oak, and scarlet oak seedlings on the burned site and an unburned reference site.’
- ‘The data show that chestnut oak and white oak were uncommon on north and east exposures, and black cherry occurred infrequently on west and southwest exposures.’
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