water chestnut

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Chinese water chestnut corms, Eleocharis dulcis
 
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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 notesEdit

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

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