chestnut

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chestnuts

Etymology[edit]

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

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈtʃɛs.nʌt/, /ˈtʃɛst.nʌt/
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Noun[edit]

chestnut (countable and uncountable, plural chestnuts)

  1. A tree or shrub of the genus Castanea.
  2. The nut of this tree or shrub.
  3. (uncountable) A dark, reddish-brown colour/color.
    chestnut colour:    
  4. A reddish-brown horse.
  5. (uncountable) The wood of a chestnut tree.
  6. (idiomatic) (Often "old chestnut") A worn-out meme; a phrase, etc. so often repeated as to have grown tiresome.
  7. 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.
  8. (UK) horse-chestnut

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chestnut (not comparable)

  1. Of a deep reddish-brown colour, like that of a chestnut.

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