What is chestnut?

  • (noun): Edible nut of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Chestnut (Castanea), some species called chinkapin or chinquapin, is a genus of eight or nine species of deciduous trees and shrubs in the beech family Fagaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The name also refers to the edible nuts they produce.

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Chestnut Hill (Leesburg, Virginia) - History
... a stucco-covered two-story fieldstone dwelling around 1766 prior to his purchase of the Chestnut Hill property ... comprises the earliest section of the Chestnut Hill mansion ... acres (0.81 km2) of property on which stood the small Chestnut Hill dwelling ...
Chestnut Hill (Leesburg, Virginia)
... Chestnut Hill is an 18th-century Federal-style mansion north of Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States ... Chestnut Hill was a home of Thomson Francis Mason (1785–21 December 1838), a prominent jurist, lawyer, councilman, judge, mayor of Alexandria, and grandson of Founding Father of the United ... Chestnut Hill was also a home of Mason's son, Dr ...
Charles Chestnut IV
... Chuck" Chestnut IV is a Florida funeral director, life insurance agent and Democratic politician who serves as the Florida House of Representatives representative for ... Chestnut was born on July 27, 1962 in Gainesville ... He is married to Tiffany Watts-Chestnut of Gainesville, Florida ...
La Porta - History
... and 18th centuries was based on valuable timber exported from the chestnut forests and a leather industry based on chestnut tannins, while the sweet ...
Chestnut, Illinois - Demographics
... Per the 2010 US Census, Chestnut had 246 people ... Among non-Hispanics this includes 233 White, 1 Native American, 3 Asian, 2 of two or more races, 7 Hispanic or Latino ...

More definitions of "chestnut":

  • (noun): Any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow-brown in autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur.
    Synonyms: chestnut tree
  • (noun): A small horny callus on the inner surface of a horse's leg.
  • (noun): Wood of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea.
  • (adj): Used of hair; of a golden brown to reddish brown color.
    Example: "A chestnut horse"; "chestnut hair"
  • (noun): A dark golden-brown or reddish-brown horse.