chestnut

[ ches-nuht, -nuht ]
/ ˈtʃɛsˌnʌt, -nət /

noun

adjective

being reddish-brown in color.
(of food) containing or made with chestnuts: turkey with chestnut stuffing.

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Idioms for chestnut

    pull someone's chestnuts out of the fire, to rescue someone from a difficulty.

Origin of chestnut

1350–1400; 1880–85 for def. 6; earlier chesten nut,Middle English chesten,Old English cysten chestnut tree (<Latin castanea<Greek kastanéa) + nut

OTHER WORDS FROM chestnut

chestnutty, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chestnut

chestnut
/ (ˈtʃɛsˌnʌt) /

noun

Word Origin for chestnut

C16: from earlier chesten nut: chesten, from Old French chastaigne, from Latin castanea, from Greek kastanea
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Idioms and Phrases with chestnut

chestnut

see old chestnut.

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