castaneous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin castanea ‎(a chestnut, a chestnut tree) +‎ -ous ‎(full, full of).

Adjective[edit]

castaneous ‎(comparative more castaneous, superlative most castaneous)

  1. Having the colour of a chestnut; chestnut-coloured.
    • 1827, John Curtis, British Entomology
      Elytra piceous, gradually shaded into a castaneous margin, irregularly and minutely punctured, covered with ochraceous pubescence.