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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: chesten 'chestnut tree' (14-17 centuries) (from Old French chasteigne, from Latin castanea, from Greek kastanea) + nut

chestnut

1 noun
     
Related topics: Colours, Cooking, Animals, Plants
chest‧nut1
1 [countable]HBPDFC a smooth red-brown nut that you can eat:
roast chestnuts
2 also chestnut tree [countable]HBP the tree on which this nut grows
3 [uncountable]CC a red-brown colour
4 [countable]HBA a horse that is red-brown in colour
5

an old chestnut

a joke or story that has been repeated many times
6 [countable]HBP a horse chestnut

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