What does chestnut mean?

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ˈtʃɛsˌnʌt, -nətchest·nut

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chestnut(noun)

    wood of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea

  2. chestnut, chestnut tree(noun)

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

  3. chestnut(noun)

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

  4. chestnut(noun)

    the brown color of chestnuts

  5. chestnut(noun)

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

  6. chestnut(adj)

    a dark golden-brown or reddish-brown horse

  7. chestnut(adj)

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

    "a chestnut horse"; "chestnut hair"


  1. chestnut(Noun)

    A tree or shrub of the genus Castanea.

  2. chestnut(Noun)

    The nut of this tree or shrub.

  3. chestnut(Noun)

    A reddish-brown horse.

  4. chestnut(Noun)

    The wood of a chestnut tree.

  5. chestnut(Noun)

    (Often "old chestnut") A worn-out meme; a work so often repeated as to have grown tiresome.

  6. chestnut(Noun)

    A part of a horse found on the inner leg, similar to a birthmark on a human.

  7. chestnut(Adjective)

    Of a deep reddish-brown colour, like that of a chestnut.

  8. Origin: Formerly chesten nut, from chasteine, from chastaigne, from castanea, from καστάνεια.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chestnut(noun)

    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

  2. Chestnut(noun)

    the tree itself, or its light, coarse-grained timber, used for ornamental work, furniture, etc

  3. Chestnut(noun)

    a bright brown color, like that of the nut

  4. Chestnut(noun)

    the horse chestnut (often so used in England)

  5. Chestnut(noun)

    one of the round, or oval, horny plates on the inner sides of the legs of the horse, and allied animals

  6. Chestnut(noun)

    an old joke or story

  7. Chestnut(adj)

    of the color of a chestnut; of a reddish brown color; as, chestnut curls

  8. Origin: [For chesten-nut; OE. chestein, chesten, chastein, chestnut, fr. AS. cisten in cistenbem chestnut tree, influenced by OF. chastaigne, F. chtaigne, both the AS. and the F. words coming from L. castanea a chestnut, Gr. , fr. a city of Pontus, where chestnut trees grew in abundance, and whence they were introduced into Europe. Cf. Castanets.]


  1. Chestnut

    The chestnut group, some species called chinkapin or chinquapin, is a genus of eight or 9 species of deciduous trees and shrubs in the beech family Fagaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The name also refers to the edible nuts they produce.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chestnut

    Chesnut, ches′nut, n. a nut or fruit enclosed in a prickly case: the tree that bears it: (slang) a stale joke or story.—adj. of a chestnut colour, reddish-brown. [O. Fr. chastaigne—L. castanea—Gr. kastanon, from Castana, in Pontus.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Chestnut

    Edwin Abbey, the painter of the Coronation picture, is said to have been responsible for the term “Chestnut” as applied to a stale joke. While a member of a club at Philadelphia he always told a story about a man who had a chestnut farm, but made nothing out of it because he gave his chestnuts away. Abbey invariably began this story differently, so that his follow clubmen would not recognise it, but they soon interrupted him by exclaiming “Chestnuts!”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chestnut in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chestnut in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of chestnut in a Sentence

  1. Lili Dehn:

    “The Grand Duchess Tatiana was as charming as her sister Olga, but in a different way. She has been described as proud, but I never knew anyone less so. With her, as her mother, shyness and reserve were accounted as pride, but once you knew her and had gained her affection, this reserve disappeared, and the real Tatijana became apparent. She was a poetical creature, as always yearning for the ideal, and dreaming of great friendships which might be hers. The Emperor loved her devotedly, they had much in common, and the sisters used to laugh, and say that, if a favor were required, ‘Tatiana must ask Papa to grant it.’ She was very tall, and excessively thin, with a cameo-like profile, deep blue eyes, and dark chestnut hair… a lovely ‘Rose’ maiden, fragile and pure as a flower.”

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