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Webster

English Word:

chestnut


English Pronunciation:

chest•nut


Noun:


⇨Etymology

For chesten-nut; (Old English) chestein, chesten, chastein, chestnut, from (Anglo-Saxon) cisten in cistenbeám chestnut tree, influenced by (Old French) chastaigne, (French) châtaigne, both the (Anglo-Saxon) and the (French) words coming from (Latin) castanea a chestnut, (Greek) Castanets.


⇨Definition

1. (Botanical) The edible nut of a forest tree (Castanea vesce) 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.



Adjective:


⇨Definition

Of or pertaining of a chestnut; of a reddish brown color; as, chestnut curls.



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

Formerly chesten nut, from Middle English chasteine, from Old French chastaigne, from Latin castanea, from Ancient Greek καστάνεια (kastaneia).


Synonyms:

(tree): chestnut tree


Noun:

chestnut (countable and uncountable, plural chestnuts) A tree or shrub of the genus Castanea. The nut of this tree or shrub. (uncountable) A dark, reddish-brown colour/color. chestnut colour:     A reddish-brown horse. (uncountable) The wood of a chestnut tree. (idiomatic) (Often "old chestnut") A worn-out meme; a phrase, etc. so often repeated as to have grown tiresome. A round or oval horny plate found on the inner side of the leg of a horse or other animal, similar to a birthmark on a human. (UK) horse-chestnut


Adjective:

Adjective chestnut (not comparable) Of a deep reddish-brown colour, like that of a chestnut.


Reference:

chestnut

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