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Meaning of WATER CHESTNUT

Pronunciation:  'wotur 'ches`nut

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  edible bulbous tuber of a Chinese marsh plant
  2. [n]  Chinese sedge yielding edible bulb-shaped tubers
  3. [n]  a plant of the genus Trapa bearing spiny four-pronged edible nutlike fruits
 
 Synonyms: caltrop, Chinese water chestnut, Eleocharis dulcis, water chestnut plant
 
 See Also: aquatic plant, Chinese water chestnut, Eleocharis dulcis, genus Trapa, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, Jesuits' nut, ling, ling ko, spike rush, Trapa, Trapa bicornis, Trapa natans, tuber, water caltrop, water chestnut, water chestnut, water plant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wa"ter chest"nut\ (Bot.)
The fruit of {Trapa natans} and {Trapa bicornis}, Old World
water plants bearing edible nutlike fruits armed with several
hard and sharp points; also, the plant itself; -- called also
{water caltrop}.

 

 

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