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chestnut


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chestnut  \Chest"nut\  (ch[e^]s"n[u^]t),  n.  [For  chesten-nut;  OE 
  chestein,  chesten,  chastein,  chestnut,  fr  AS  cisten  in 
  cisten-be['a]m  chestnut  tree,  influenced  by  OF  chastaigne 
  F.  ch[^a]taigne,  both  the  AS  and  the  F.  words  coming  from  L. 
  castanea  a  chestnut,  Gr  ka`stanon,  fr  Ka`stana  a  city  of 
  Pontus,  where  chestnut  trees  grew  in  abundance,  and  whence 
  they  were  introduced  into  Europe.  Cf  {Castanets}.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  The  edible  nut  of  a  forest  tree  ({Castanea  vesca}) 
  of  Europe  and  America.  Commonly  two  or  more  of  the  nuts 
  grow  in  a  prickly  bur. 
 
  2.  The  tree  itself  or  its  light,  coarse-grained  timber,  used 
  for  ornamental  work  furniture,  etc 
 
  3.  A  bright  brown  color,  like  that  of  the  nut. 
 
  4.  The  horse  chestnut  (often  so  used  in  England). 
 
  5.  One  of  the  round,  or  oval,  horny  plates  on  the  inner  sides 
  of  the  legs  of  the  horse,  and  allied  animals. 
 
  6.  An  old  joke  or  story.  [Slang] 
 
  {Chestnut  tree},  a  tree  that  bears  chestnuts. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chestnut  \Chest"nut\,  a. 
  Of  the  color  of  a  chestnut;  of  a  reddish  brown  color;  as 
  chestnut  curls. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chestnut 
  adj  :  used  of  hair;  of  a  golden  brown  to  reddish  brown  color;  "a 
  chestnut  horse";  "chestnut  hair" 
  n  1:  wood  of  any  of  various  chestnut  trees  of  the  genus  Castanea 
  2:  any  of  several  attractive  deciduous  trees  yellow-brown  in 
  autumn;  yield  a  hard  wood  and  edible  nuts  in  a  prickly  bur 
  [syn:  {chestnut  tree}] 
  3:  edible  nut  of  any  of  various  chestnut  trees  of  the  genus 
  Castanea 
  4:  a  small  horny  callus  on  the  inner  surface  of  a  horse's  leg 
  5:  a  dark  golden-brown  or  reddish-brown  horse 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Chestnut,  IL 
  Zip  code(s):  62518 
  Chestnut,  LA 
  Zip  code(s):  71070 




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