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Noun: chestnut  'ches(t),nút
  1. Any of several deciduous trees; yields a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur
    - chestnut tree
     
  2. Edible nut of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea
     
  3. Wood of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea
     
  4. The brown colour of chestnuts
     
  5. A small horny callus on the inner surface of a horse's leg
     
  6. A dark golden-brown or reddish-brown horse
Adjective: chestnut  'ches(t),nút
  1. (of hair or feathers) of a golden brown to reddish brown colour
    "a chestnut horse"; "chestnut hair"

Derived forms: chestnuts

See also: chromatic

Type of: brown, brownness, callus, edible nut, Equus caballus, horse, nut, tree, wood

Part of: Castanea, genus Castanea

Encyclopedia: Chestnut, Louisiana