chestnut

Primary Meanings of chestnut

1.
n
any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow-brown in autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur
2.
nadj
the brown color of chestnuts
(of hair or feathers) of a golden brown to reddish brown color
3.
n
a small horny callus on the inner surface of a horse's leg
Full Definitions of chestnut
1

n any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow-brown in autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur

Synonyms:
chestnut tree
Types:
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American chestnut, American sweet chestnut, Castanea dentata
large tree found from Maine to Alabama
Castanea sativa, European chestnut, Spanish chestnut, sweet chestnut
wild or cultivated throughout southern Europe, northwestern Africa and southwestern Asia
Castanea mollissima, Chinese chestnut
a small tree with small sweet nuts; wild or naturalized in Korea and China
Castanea crenata, Japanese chestnut
a spreading tree of Japan that has a short trunk
Allegheny chinkapin, Castanea pumila, chinquapin, dwarf chestnut, eastern chinquapin
shrubby chestnut tree of southeastern United States having small edible nuts
Castanea ozarkensis, Ozark chinkapin, Ozark chinquapin, chinquapin
shrubby tree closely related to the Allegheny chinkapin but with larger leaves; southern midwestern United States
Type of:
tree
a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms

n wood of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea

Type of:
wood
the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees

n edible nut of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea

Type of:
edible nut
a hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell
2

n the brown color of chestnuts

Type of:
brown, brownness
an orange of low brightness and saturation

n a dark golden-brown or reddish-brown horse

Type of:
Equus caballus, horse
solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times

adj (of hair or feathers) of a golden brown to reddish brown color

“a chestnut horse”
chestnut hair”
Synonyms:
chromatic
being or having or characterized by hue
3

n a small horny callus on the inner surface of a horse's leg

Type of:
callus
bony tissue formed during the healing of a fractured bone

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