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Hebrew: 'armon; i.e., “naked”)
It is one of the trees of which, because of its strength and beauty, the Assyrian empire is likened (Ezek. 31:8; Revised Version, “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.