Definitions of chestnut

  1. used of hair; of a golden brown to reddish brown color; " a chestnut horse"; " chestnut hair"
  2. a dark golden- brown or reddish- brown horse
  3. a small horny callus on the inner surface of a horse's leg
  4. edible nut of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea
  5. any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow- brown in autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur
  6. wood of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea
  7. Reddish brown.
  8. 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.
  9. A bright brown color, like that of the nut.
  10. The horse chestnut ( often so used in England).
  11. One of the round, or oval, horny plates on the inner sides of the legs of the horse, and allied animals.
  12. An old joke or story.
  13. Of the color of a chestnut; of a reddish brown color; as, chestnut curls.
  14. The edible nut of a forest tree, which grows in a prickly burr; the tree itself; its light coarse- grained timber; a reddish- brown color; a horse of such color.
  15. 1. Castanea. 2. In a horse, the rudiment of the nail or hoof of the internal digit or thumb; a horny growth on the middle or inferior third of the internal face of the hock.
  16. See Castanea.
  17. A nut which grows in a prickly husk; the tree that bears it.
  18. Made of or colored like chestnut.
  19. An edible nut; also, the tree that bears it, or its wood; a reddish - brown color. Chestnut.
  20. Of a chestnut colour; reddish- brown.
  21. The fruit of the chestnut- tree; the tree itself.
  22. The seed or nut of a large forest- tree.
  23. Of a bright- brown colour.

Usage examples for chestnut

  1. They are mostly in chestnut, and often absolutely barren. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  2. No frock could spoil that charming little face framed in thick chestnut curls, or hide the graceful movements which would have made her remarkable anywhere. – Nine Little Goslings by Susan Coolidge
  3. They passed through the chestnut grove and through the vineyard toward Salingen. – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden
  4. Horse- chestnut is the only mount thou art fit for. – The Adventures of Akbar by Flora Annie Steel
  5. The native growth here, and in all the surrounding region, was wholly oak, chestnut, etc. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  6. He had long, chestnut- brown hair rolling down his shoulders, red cheeks, an open forehead, a well- twisted mustache, and a stately figure. – Pretty Michal by Mór Jókai
  7. With the white bloom of the chestnut- trees the last trace of spring passed away. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  8. Helen named the new pony Starbright, because of the white star in the centre of his dark chestnut forehead. – I Walked in Arden by Jack Crawford
  9. If the soil be not suitable, every man may have a half- dozen chestnut- trees, at a trifling expense. – Soil Culture by J. H. Walden
  10. " I wonder what those freshies are saying now," came in a laughing voice, from the rah- rah group under the chestnut trees. – The High School Boys' Training Hike by H. Irving Hancock
  11. He drew back cautiously into the shade of one of the chestnut trees of the street avenue, and saw the man plainly as he ran past him. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  12. And even as she comprehends how strongly she shrinks from the meeting with him, she looks up and sees the chestnut- tree in front of her, and the stream rushing merrily to the ocean, and Paul Rodney standing in his favorite attitude with his arms folded and his sombre eyes fixed eagerly upon her. – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  13. He pulled up his fifty guinea chestnut mare and took a good look at it. – Round the Red Lamp Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life by Arthur Conan Doyle
  14. And the chestnut is Mr. Atkins'? – Oddsfish! by Robert Hugh Benson
  15. " No matter," cried Winnie, at the breakfast- table; " the chestnut burrs are opening." – Driven Back to Eden by E. P. Roe
  16. Little lizards ate chestnut coal. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  17. Foster- father protested against being left alone in the snow with but a boy, two helpless women and two young children; but the Captain only laughed and rode off, taking with him Horse- chestnut, as a precaution, doubtless, against any attempt to escape with the Heir- to- Empire. – The Adventures of Akbar by Flora Annie Steel
  18. As Cuffy and Silkie sat down on the floor and began gathering up the chestnut- shells they both yawned and yawned. – The Tale of Cuffy Bear by Arthur Scott Bailey
  19. Next moment he was on the back of Will's horse- a great long- legged chestnut- and flying towards the main body of Covenanters in rear. – Hunted and Harried by R.M. Ballantyne
  20. After the War he set out thirteen chestnut trees near the House, one for each of the original thirteen States. – Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia by Carrie Hunter Willis Etta Belle Walker