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Definition of chestnut:

  1. A bright brown color, like that of the nut.
  2. An old joke or story.
  3. Of the color of a chestnut; of a reddish brown color; as, chestnut curls.
  4. One of the round, or oval, horny plates on the inner sides of the legs of the horse, and allied animals.
  5. 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.
  6. The horse chestnut ( often so used in England).
  7. The tree itself, or its light, coarse- grained timber, used for ornamental work, furniture, etc.


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