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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.
References in classic literature ?
The chestnut seller, turning up the collar of his coat, told him he should probably be moving shortly, as he thought it was going to snow.
The chestnut seller, both before and after receiving a sovereign, swore stubbornly that he had watched the door and seen no visitor enter.
They descended, passing the man with the pail, who again asseverated that he had let no intruder pass, down to the commissionaire and the hovering chestnut man, who rigidly reasserted their own watchfulness.
Quest as he would through the Piedmont hills and along the many-gated back-road to Berkeley, Daylight saw nothing of Dede Mason and her chestnut sorrel.
we'll talk over the voyage and the parting quietly half-an-hour or so, while the stars enter into their shining life up in heaven yonder: here is the chestnut tree: here is the bench at its old roots.
and as if scorning to say more to the frightened and shamefaced count, he lashed the heaving flanks of his sweating chestnut gelding with all the anger the count had aroused and flew off after the hounds.
As the raven drove along her four chestnut horses, she said sorrowfully to herself, 'I know he has fallen asleep.
He was really beautiful, with the contentment of his face, straight as the trunk of a chestnut, his old velvet coat thrown back, his shirt of coarse cloth open at the breast, so that one saw the play of the ribs.
Unlike many other nuts, chestnuts are high in carbohydrates (43 grams for every 3-ounce serving).
3 medium-size fresh, free-range eggs 95g unrefined golden caster sugar 20g unsalted butter, melted and cooled 95g plain flour A pinch of salt FOR THE MERINGUE: 2 free-range egg whites 110g refined white caster sugar FOR THE CHESTNUT CREAM: 300ml whipping cream 4 tsp sweetened chestnut paste FOR THE CHESTNUT PUREE: 1 x 250g tin sweetened chestnut paste 1 tablespoon icing sugar, sifted A little milk A splash of rum (optional) EXTRAS: A few whole, peeled chestnuts (I used the vac-pac ones) A little unrefined golden caster sugar for caramelising Icing sugar and cocoa for dusting Baking parchment Piping bag and nozzle METHOD: For the sponge, heat the oven to 180oC / Gas 4.
Among other initiatives listed on Bernheim's site, they were working with the American Chestnut Foundation to introduce hybrid chestnuts to eastern hardwood forests.
With the success of his young chestnuts, Rea is now moving forward with a plan to create a seed-breeding orchard in Maine, where he will grow highly blight-resistant chestnuts, and then cull all but one out of every 150 to arrive at the genetic cream of the crop for cross-breeding.