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Formerly chesten nut, from Middle English chesten, Middle English chesteyne, chasteine, from Old English ċisten and reinforced by Old French chastaigne, both from Latin castānea, from Ancient Greek καστάνεια (kastáneia).
- A tree or shrub of the genus Castanea.
- The nut of this tree or shrub.
- (uncountable) A dark, reddish-brown colour, as seen on the fruit of the chestnut tree.
- chestnut colour:
- A reddish-brown horse.
- 1877, George Nevile, Horses and Riding, page 105:
- […] browns are the soberest, bays are the worst tempered, and chestnuts are the most foolish.
- (uncountable) The wood of a chestnut tree.
- (idiomatic) An old joke; a worn-out meme, phrase, ploy, etc. so often repeated as to have grown tiresome or ineffective (often in the phrase "old chestnut").
- 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.
- Synonym: night eye
- (Britain) The horse-chestnut.
- (tree): chestnut tree
terms derived from chestnut (noun)
- → Gujarati: ચેસ્ટનટ (cesṭanaṭ)
chestnut tree — see chestnut tree
nut of the chestnut tree
wood of a chestnut tree
chestnut (not comparable)
of a deep reddish-brown colour