chestnut

Horse chestnut is a native European species which produces a pale yellowish wood sometimes with a hint of pink. It has a close, even grain and has been used over the centuries for drawer linings, turned work, carving and inlaid decoration, but it lacks durability. Sweet chestnut is light reddish-brown, sometimes used as a substitute for oak in pane …...
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Chestnut

[joke] Chestnut is a British slang term for an old joke, often as old chestnut. The term is also used for a piece of music in the repertoire that has grown stale or hackneyed with too much repetition. A plausible explanation for the term given by the Oxford English Dictionary is that it originates from a play named `The Broken Sword` by Wil...
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Chestnut

Chestnut is slang for an old and stale joke or story.
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chestnut

[adj] - used of hair 2. [n] - wood of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea 3. [n] - any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow-brown in autumn 4. [n] - edible nut of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea 5. [n] - a small horny callus on the inner surface of a horse`s leg 6. [n] - a dark ...
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Chestnut

Very durable and much like oak. Comparitavely easy to work and does not shrink much when drying.
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Chestnut

Chest'nut (chĕs'nŭt) noun [ For chesten-nut ; Middle English chestein , chesten , chastein , chestnut, from Anglo-Saxon cisten in cisten-beám chestnut tree, influenced by Old French chastaigne , French châtaigne , both the Anglo...
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Chestnut

Chest'nut adjective Of the color of a chestnut; of a reddish brown color; as, chestnut curls.
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chestnut

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) ...
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chestnut

adjective (of hair) of a golden brown to reddish brown color; `a chestnut horse`; `chestnut hair`
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Chestnut

• (n.) The horse chestnut (often so used in England). • (n.) The tree itself, or its light, coarse-grained timber, used for ornamental work, furniture, etc. • (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. • (n.) One of the round, or oval, horn...
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chestnut

any of four species of deciduous ornamental and timber trees of the genus Castanea in the beech family (Fagaceae), native to temperate regions of ... [2 related articles]
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Chestnut

Castanea dentata
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chestnut

chestnut, name for any species of the genus Castanea, deciduous trees of the family Fagaceae (beech or oak family) widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere. They are characterized by thin-shelled, sweet, edible nuts borne in a bristly bur. The common American chestnut, C. dentata, is native E o...
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Chestnut

The chestnut (popularly known as the sweet chestnut) is a genus of plants, of the order Cupuliferae, allied to the beech. The common or Spanish chestnut (Castanea vesca) is a stately tree, with large, handsome, serrated, dark-green leaves. The fruit consists of two or more seeds enveloped in a prickly husk. Probably a native of Asia Minor, it has l...
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chestnut

Any of a group of trees belonging to the beech family. The Spanish or sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa) produces edible nuts inside husks; its timber is also valuable. Horse chestnuts are quite distinct, belonging to the genus Aesculus, family Hippocastanaceae...
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Chestnut

(Europe) Several types--varies from white through to light brown. Horse Chestnut is often used for white banding strips. Width 6-12 inches.
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Chestnut

Usually used to describe Irish Setters and Pharaoh Hounds, the color may be described as deep, heavily saturated, reddish brown (like the nut of the same name). Color definitions may vary by breed. Always check the breed standard for the definitive color description.
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chestnut

Horse chestnut is a native European species which produces a pale yellowish wood sometimes with a hint of pink. It has a close, even grain and has been used over the centuries for drawer linings, turned work, carving and inlaid decoration, but it lacks durability. Sweet chestnut is light reddish-brown, sometimes used as a substitute for oak in pan....
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Chestnut

A color of horse, reddish brown with a similar colored mane and tail, or the bony protrusion on the inside of forearm of each foreleg.
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chestnut

Known as castagne in Italy. There are many varieties of chestnuts and the trees are common throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. Chestnuts can be roasted, boiled, pureed, preserved, and candied. Choose unblemished shells that show no sign of drying.
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Chestnut

A color in which the body, mane, and tail are various shades of brown
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Chestnut

[coat] Chestnut is a hair coat color of horses consisting of a reddish-to-brown coat with a mane and tail the same or lighter in color than the coat. Genetically and visually, chestnut is characterized by the absolute absence of true black hairs. It is one of the most common horse coat colors, seen in almost every breed of horse. Chestnut i...
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Chestnut

[horse anatomy] The chestnut, also known as a night eye, is a callousity on the body of a horse or other equine, found on the inner side of the leg above the knee on the foreleg and, if present, below the hock on the hind leg. It is believed to be a vestigial toe, and along with the ergot form the three toes of some other extinct Equidae. C...
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Chestnut

[color] Chestnut is a color, a medium reddish shade of brown (displayed right), and is named after the nut of the chestnut tree. Indian red is a similar but separate and distinct color from Chestnut. Chestnut is also a very dark tan that almost appears brown. ==Etymology== The name Chestnut derives from the color of the nut of the Chestnut ...
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Chestnut

The chestnut belongs to the same family as the oak and beech. The four main species are commonly known as European, Chinese, Japanese and American chestnuts, some species called chinkapin or chinquapin: Chestnuts should not be confused with horse chestnuts (genus Aesculus), which are not related to Castanea and are named for producing nuts of simi...
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