chestnut


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chestnut \Chest"nut\, n. [For chesten-nut; OE. chestein,
   chesten, chastein, chestnut, fr. AS. cisten in cistenbe['a]m
   chestnut tree, influenced by OF. chastaigne, F. ch[^a]taigne,
   both the AS. and the F. words coming from L. castanea a
   chestnut, Gr. ?, fr. ? a city of Pontus, where chestnut trees
   grew in abundance, and whence they were introduced into
   Europe. Cf. Castanets.]
   1. (Bot.) The edible nut of a forest tree (Castanea vesce)
      of Europe and America. Commonly two or more of the nuts
      grow in a prickly bur.
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   2. The tree itself, or its light, coarse-grained timber, used
      for ornamental work, furniture, etc.
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   3. A bright brown color, like that of the nut.
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   4. The horse chestnut (often so used in England).
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   5. One of the round, or oval, horny plates on the inner sides
      of the legs of the horse, and allied animals.
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   6. An old joke or story. [Slang]
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   Chestnut tree, a tree that bears chestnuts.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chestnut \Chest"nut\, a.
   Of or pertaining of a chestnut; of a reddish brown color; as,
   chestnut curls.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

colorful \colorful\ adj.
   1. having striking color. Opposite of colorless.

   Note: [Narrower terms: {changeable, chatoyant, iridescent,
         shot}; deep, rich; flaming; fluorescent, glowing;
         prismatic; psychedelic; {red, ruddy, flushed,
         empurpled}]

   Syn: colourful.
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   2. striking in variety and interest. Opposite of colorless
      or dull. [Narrower terms: brave, fine, gay, glorious;
      flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained; {flashy, gaudy,
      jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty}; picturesque]
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   3. having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey;
      as, colored crepe paper. Opposite of colorless and
      monochrome.

   Note: [Narrower terms: tinted; touched, tinged; {amber,
         brownish-yellow, yellow-brown}; amethyst; {auburn,
         reddish-brown}; aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden;
         azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue; {bicolor,
         bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome}; {blue,
         bluish, light-blue, dark-blue}; {blushful,
         blush-colored, rosy}; bottle-green; bronze, bronzy;
         brown, brownish, dark-brown; buff; {canary,
         canary-yellow}; caramel, caramel brown; carnation;
         chartreuse; chestnut; dun; {earth-colored,
         earthlike}; fuscous; {green, greenish, light-green,
         dark-green}; jade, jade-green; khaki; {lavender,
         lilac}; mauve; moss green, mosstone; {motley,
         multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured,
         painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied,
         varicolored, varicoloured}; mousy, mouse-colored;
         ocher, ochre; olive-brown; olive-drab; olive;
         orange, orangish; peacock-blue; pink, pinkish;
         purple, violet, purplish; {red, blood-red, carmine,
         cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red,
         scarlet}; red, reddish; rose, roseate; rose-red;
         rust, rusty, rust-colored; {snuff, snuff-brown,
         snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored,
         snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown}; {sorrel,
         brownish-orange}; stone, stone-gray; {straw-color,
         straw-colored, straw-coloured}; tan; tangerine;
         tawny; ultramarine; umber; {vermilion,
         vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red}; yellow, yellowish;
         yellow-green; avocado; bay; beige; {blae
         bluish-black or gray-blue)}; coral; creamy; {cress
         green, cresson, watercress}; hazel; {honey,
         honey-colored}; hued(postnominal); magenta;
         maroon; pea-green; russet; sage, sage-green;
         sea-green] [Also See: chromatic, colored, dark,
         light.]

   Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate).
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