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chestnut

noun uk   /ˈtʃes.nʌt/ us  
[C] ( plural also chestnut) US ( UK sweet chestnut) a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten: a 200-year-old chestnut tree forests full of oak and chestnut a large brown nut that grows on a sweet chestnut tree, often cooked and eaten hot: A man in the street was selling bags of roast chestnuts. [C] a reddish-brown horse [U] a reddish-brown colour

chestnut

adjective uk   /ˈtʃes.nʌt/ us  
reddish-brown in colour
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