Definition of Chestnut

1. Noun. Wood of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea.

Substance meronyms: Chestnut Tree
Generic synonyms: Wood

2. Adjective. (of hair or feathers) of a golden brown to reddish brown color. "Chestnut hair"
Similar to: Chromatic

3. Noun. Any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow-brown in autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur.

4. Noun. Edible nut of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea.
Generic synonyms: Edible Nut
Group relationships: Chestnut Tree

5. Noun. The brown color of chestnuts.
Generic synonyms: Brown, Brownness

6. Noun. A small horny callus on the inner surface of a horse's leg.
Generic synonyms: Callus

7. Noun. A dark golden-brown or reddish-brown horse.
Generic synonyms: Equus Caballus, Horse

Definition of Chestnut

1. n. 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. a. Of the color of a chestnut; of a reddish brown color; as, chestnut curls.

Definition of Chestnut

1. Noun. A tree or shrub of the genus ''Castanea''. ¹

2. Noun. The nut of this tree or shrub. ¹

3. Noun. A dark, reddish-brown colour/color. ¹

4. Noun. A reddish-brown horse. ¹

5. Noun. The wood of a chestnut tree. ¹

6. Noun. (idiomatic) (Often "old chestnut") A worn-out meme; a work so often repeated as to have grown tiresome. ¹

7. Noun. A part of a horse found on the inner leg, similar to a birthmark on a human. ¹

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

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Definition of Chestnut

1. an edible nut [n -S]

Medical Definition of Chestnut

1. A small oval or round horny structure in the skin on the inner side of the legs of the horse. Since the architecture of chestnut's varies in every individual, they may be used, like fingerprints of man, for positive identification of individuals. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chestnut

chestnut-backed antshrike
chestnut-backed antshrikes
chestnut-bark disease
chestnut-flanked sparrowhawk
chestnut blight
chestnut canker
chestnut oak
chestnut oaks
chestnut rail
chestnut rails
chestnut teal
chestnut teals
chestnut tree
chestnut trees

Literary usage of Chestnut

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1916)
"McCann: Sorrel Color in Horses Sorrel 61 5 23 78 9 1 22 MATINGS OF VARIOUS COLORS AND COLOR OF OFFSPRING Bay 1 I) 3 95 8 2 48 Sorrel x Sorrel Brown chestnut ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"He did not in this certificate of survey call for a corner to Young, but only for two chestnut oaks in a country where there is scarcely any other timber. ..."

3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1915)
"WLM Dissemination of the chestnut-blight Fungus.— In 'The Auk ' for January, 1915,* the writer reviewed a paper on birds as carriers of the chestnut-blight ..."

4. Annals of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, in the Olden Time: In the Olden by John Fanning Watson (1857)
"In the year 1823, in digging along chestnut street to lay the iron pipes for the city water, great surprise was excited by finding, at six feet beneath the ..."

5. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1890)
"One of these grants was a narrow but valuable strip of property extending along the south side of chestnut Street from Front to Second. ..."

6. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1897)
"Library, and chestnut above Thirteenth, 1814. Library, and Juniper near Walnut, ... 15 S. Fifth, third door above chestnut, 1819. Cor. chestnut and Third ..."

7. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1916)
"The injections were made to discover the effect of the chemicals on the chestnut trees and in turn on the parasitic fungus Endothia parasitica (Mur. ..."

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