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Meaning of CHESTNUT

Pronunciation:  'ches`nut

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a dark golden-brown or reddish-brown horse
  2. [n]  a small horny callus on the inner surface of a horse's leg
  3. [n]  edible nut of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea
  4. [n]  any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow-brown in autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur
  5. [n]  wood of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea
  6. [adj]  used of hair; of a golden brown to reddish brown color; "a chestnut horse"; "chestnut hair"

CHESTNUT is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: chestnut tree, chromatic
 See Also: Allegheny chinkapin, American chestnut, American sweet chestnut, callus, Castanea, Castanea crenata, Castanea dentata, Castanea mollissima, Castanea ozarkensis, Castanea pumila, Castanea sativa, chestnut, chestnut, chestnut tree, Chinese chestnut, chinquapin, dwarf chestnut, eastern chinquapin, edible nut, Equus caballus, European chestnut, genus Castanea, horse, Japanese chestnut, Ozark chinkapin, Ozark chinquapin, Spanish chestnut, sweet chestnut, tree, wood



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Chest"nut\, a.
    Of the color of a chestnut; of a reddish brown color; as,
    chestnut curls.
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