Chestnut tree

Chestnut tree
Chestnut Chest"nut, n. [For chesten-nut; OE. chestein, chesten, chastein, chestnut, fr. AS. cisten in cistenbe['a]m chestnut tree, influenced by OF. chastaigne, F. ch[^a]taigne, 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. (Bot.) The edible nut of a forest tree ({Castanea vesce}) of Europe and America. Commonly two or more of the nuts grow in a prickly bur. [1913 Webster]

2. The tree itself, or its light, coarse-grained timber, used for ornamental work, furniture, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. A bright brown color, like that of the nut. [1913 Webster]

4. The horse chestnut (often so used in England). [1913 Webster]

5. One of the round, or oval, horny plates on the inner sides of the legs of the horse, and allied animals. [1913 Webster]

6. An old joke or story. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

{Chestnut tree}, a tree that bears chestnuts. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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