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Chestnut meaning

chestnut - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. The edible nut of a forest tree ( Castanea vesca) of Europe and America. Commonly two or more of the nuts grow in a prickly bur.
  2. 2. The tree itself, or its light, coarse- grained timber, used for ornamental work, furniture, etc.
  3. 3. A bright brown color, like that of the nut.
  4. 4. The horse chestnut ( often so used in England).
  5. 5. An old joke or story.
  6. 6. Of the color of a chestnut; of a reddish brown color; as, chestnut curls.
  7. 7. A nut which grows in a prickly husk; the tree that bears it.

chestnut - examples of usage

  1. Then they crossed the river again at Richmond Bridge; they bowled along by Twickenham and Teddington; finally they drove through the magnificent chestnut- avenues of Bushey Park, which were just now in their finest blossom. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  2. Over in the Green Forest he found Drummer the Woodpecker making a great racket on the hollow limb of an old chestnut. - "The Adventures of Unc' Billy Possum", Thornton W. Burgess.
  3. A great chestnut saddle- horse had dashed up to the tying- post outside the store. - "The Son of his Father", Ridgwell Cullum.
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