chestnut Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"chestnut" in British English

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chestnutnoun

uk   us   /ˈtʃes.nʌt/
[C] (plural also chestnut) US (UK sweet chestnut) a ​largetree with ​leavesdivided into five ​parts and ​large, round ​nuts: a 200-year-old chestnut tree forestsfull of ​oak and chestnut a ​large, ​brownnut that ​grows on a ​sweet chestnut ​tree, often ​cooked and ​eatenhot: A man in the ​street was ​sellingbags of roast chestnuts. [C] a reddish-brown ​horse [U] a reddish-brown ​colour

chestnutadjective

uk   us   /ˈtʃes.nʌt/
reddish-brown in ​colour
(Definition of chestnut from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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chestnutnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈtʃesˌnʌt, -nət/
a ​large, ​shiny, red-brown ​nut, or the ​tree on which the ​nutsgrow Chestnut is also a ​deep red-brown ​color.
(Definition of chestnut from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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