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