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chestnut

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Plants, Cooking, Colours, Animals
chestnutchest‧nut1 /ˈtΚƒesnʌt/ noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [countable]HBPDFC a smooth red-brown nut that you can eat πŸ”Š roast chestnuts2 (also chestnut tree) [countable]HBP the tree on which this nut grows3 [uncountable]CC a red-brown colour4 [countable]HBA a horse that is red-brown in colour5 β†’ an old chestnut6 [countable]HBP a horse chestnut β†’ water chestnut
Examples from the Corpus
chestnutβ€’ High above, curved oak, spruce and chestnut grew beside giant magnolias.β€’ Already, two mature horse chestnuts had been felled.β€’ There's a big house at the end of an avenue of chestnuts.β€’ I wave some smoke away and ask if he's selling roast chestnuts.β€’ In the embers of the fire, David again roasted chestnuts for the now sunny-tempered Josh, until his bedtime.β€’ He got up in his night-shirt and looked incredulously out at the twigs of the stately chestnut tree in front of the castle.β€’ The chestnuts must be peeled first, which is a little time consuming but worth the effort.
Related topics: Colours
chestnutchestnut2 adjective πŸ”Š πŸ”Š CCred-brown in colour πŸ”Š her chestnut hair
Examples from the Corpus
chestnutβ€’ The chestnut colt stuck its head in through the open window to lick her hand with its warm tongue.β€’ Her face was framed by chestnut curls.
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