see also: Chestnut
  • (British, America) IPA: /ˈtʃɛs.nʌt/, /ˈtʃɛst.nʌt/


  1. A tree or shrub of the genus Castanea.
  2. The nut of this tree or shrub.
  3. (uncountable) A dark, reddish-brown colour, as seen on the fruit of the chestnut tree.
  4. A reddish-brown horse.
  5. (uncountable) The wood of a chestnut tree.
  6. (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").
  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.
    Synonyms: night eye
  8. (UK) The 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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