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English definition of “sweet chestnut”

sweet chestnut

noun [C]   UK (US chestnut)
a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that are cooked and eaten hotDeciduous trees
(Definition of sweet chestnut noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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