water chestnut

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water chestnut (countable and uncountable, plural water chestnuts)

  1. (uncountable) 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.

Usage notes[edit]

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