Chestnut Tree: (Heb. 'armon; i.e., "naked"), mentioned in connection with Jacob's
artifice regarding the cattle
(Genesis 30:37) It is one of the trees of
which, because of its strength and beauty, the Assyrian empire is
(Ezekiel 31:8) R.V., "plane trees"). It is probably the Oriental
plane tree (Platanus orientalis) that is intended. It is a
characteristic of this tree that it annually sheds its outer bark,
becomes "naked." The chestnut tree proper is not a native of Palestine.