water chestnut

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English[edit]

Chinese water chestnut corms, Eleocharis dulcis
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Noun[edit]

water chestnut (countable and uncountable, plural water chestnuts)

  1. (uncountable) Chinese water chestnut (Eleocharis dulcis), grown for its edible corm, used in Asian cooking.
  2. (countable) A corm of a plant of this species.
  3. A water caltrop (Trapa natans).

Usage notes[edit]

  • The usage of water chestnut for the water caltrop is best avoided, so as to prevent confusion

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