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chestnut

/chest·nut/ (chest´nut) a tree of the genus Castanea or a nut of various species; the wood and leaves of C. dentata (American chestnut) contain tannin and it has been used as an astringent and in pertussis.
horse chestnut  the tree Aesculus hippocastanum or a preparation of the medicinal parts of its seeds, having antiexudative, antiinflammatory, and immunomodulatory activity and used in the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency, in homeopathy and in folk medicine.

chestnut

1. flattened, oval masses of horn on the medial surface of the forearm and the hock of the horse. Those on the forelimb are just proximal to the carpus, those on the hindlimb are at the distal end of the tarsus. In donkeys the hindlimb chestnut is very small, in mules it is absent. They are regarded as being vestiges of the carpal and tarsal pads.
2. fruit of the chestnut tree Castanea sativa.
3. a popular coat color in horses. A deep reddish brown varying from a red dominance or light chestnut, to a heavier brown tone, liver or deep chestnut. Mixed with white hairs is a chestnut roan.

chestnut oak
quercusprinus.
chestnut rule
mating two chestnut horses will not produce offspring with black, gray, brown or bay coat colors.
chestnut slough
occurs in cattle when limb badly swollen or injured in grass fire.
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The Chestnut Tree seems to be following the current trend of open plan country-cum-bistro styleeating.
I do not remember chestnut trees in their full healthy glory.
There were more chestnut trees on Lookout Mountain than there were anything else," 81-year-old William Raoul said in describing the woods of his boyhood in east Tennessee.
Anagnostakis's work has resulted in an American chestnut tree with at least partial resistance to blight.
While there are many chestnut trees still in the woods, very few grow large enough to flower" said Rufin Van Bossuyt, who serves on the board of directors for the American Chestnut Foundation.
Simon, who is currently running a course this term called the Secret Life of Trees, adds: "We also need to make people aware of the threat to horse chestnut trees from a disease called bleeding canker and a serious new pest, a leaf miner.
Manager of the Chestnut Tree David Kilcoyne has decided to turn the offending branch - which injured three customers - into log burners.
Joseph Lytollis, 84, heard a loud crash and looked out of the window to see his wrecked Peugeot 106 lying underneath the toppled 40ft chestnut tree.
divided equally between Racing Welfare charities and the Chestnut Tree House Appeal, which supports a local hospice for terminally ill children.
A SAPLING from Anne Frank's horse chestnut tree, felled in a force 10 storm this week, will be planted at a British arboretum.
Plans to convert the Chestnut Tree in Sheldon Heath Road, Sheldon, have been given the goahead by city planners.
The drama happened at the Chestnut Tree pub in Craven Street when a 20ft long branch fell from the tree which gives the pub its name.