water chestnut means: It is a fruit from the genus Trapa, a Southeast Asian water plant; it has brownish-black skin and ivory to tan flesh. Crisp texture. Nutty taste. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does water chestnut mean?

  • A tuber from a water plant called the Chinese sedge has a crunchy, nutty texture. Canned water chestnuts can be found in many supermarkets, and are sometimes available fresh from Asian markets. (in Cooking Dictionary)
  • An aquatic sedge from tropical Asia (Eleocharis dulcis) It has cylindrical stems, and is widely grown for its edible corm. (in Merlin Dictionary)
  • This plant’s crisp, nutty corm is used in Asian cuisine. (in Merlin Dictionary)
  • An aquatic floating plant (Trapa natans) It is a native of Eurasia, Africa. The fruit can be used as an ornamental or for the four-pronged, nutlike fruits. (in Merlin Dictionary)