CALIFORNIA HORSE-CHESTNUT. A low-spreading tree of the Pacific Coast of the United States. The chestnuts are made into a gruel or soup by the western Indians. The Indians of California pulverize the nut, extract the bitterness by washing with water and form the residue into a cake to be used as food.
- ↑ Pickering, C. Chron. Hist. Pls. 582. 1879.
- ↑ U. S. D. A. Rpt. 405. 1870.