chêne

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See also: chene, chéne, and Chène

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Middle French chesne, from Old French chesne, chaisne, chasne, from Vulgar Latin *cassanus (attested in Medieval Latin as casnus), probably from Gaulish cassanos. Some Old French forms possibly influenced by fraisne, fresne (cf. modern frêne). Compare Occitan casse, Franco-Provençal châno. See also Spanish quejigo, Galician caxigo, Aragonese caixico.

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chêne m (plural chênes)

  1. oak (tree), oak tree
    le chêne de mon jardinthe oak in my garden
    un chêne millénairea thousand-year-old oak
    la fable du chêne et du roseauthe fable of the oak and the reed
  2. oak (wood)
    du chêne(some) oak
    le chêne de ce litthe oak of this bed
    un chêne moyen(please add an English translation of this usage example) (middle-aged wood, with intermediate color, young woods are more clear)
    une table en chêne, de chênean oak table
    une table faite avec du chênea table made from oak

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