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Chestnut

CHESTNUT (tree) (עֶרְמוֹן, H6895). Mentioned in Genesis 30:37 and Ezekiel 31:8. The chestnut is Castanea sativa, but the tree mentioned in these texts is the Oriental [[Plane Tree]] (Platanus orientalis). The Heb. word is ’armôn, which means “nakedness.” The tree sheds its bark, leaving parts of the trunk yellowish or “naked.” It is common throughout Pal.