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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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8 acres of gardens with parkland and woodland including the superb Spanish Chestnut, a local landmark in its own right.
Stevens guided Spanish Chestnut to a near-length win over Iced Out, with 19-10 favourite Kirkendahl last of five.
Going Wild, the second choice at 7-2, held second by three lengths over Spanish Chestnut.
The field also will be set today for Saturday's $200,000 Santa Catalina Stakes for 3-year-olds, including early-season Kentucky Derby favorite Declan's Moon and recent stakes winners Spanish Chestnut, Going Wild and Fusaichi Rock Star.
Spanish Chestnut (20-1): His connections to 2004 Derby runner-up Lion Heart make him interesting.
The Sham, at 1 1/8 miles, finds Giacomo (Mike Smith riding) coming out of a second to 2-year-old champion Declan's Moon in the Hollywood Futurity, and Iced Out (Martin Pedroza) and Salty Humor (Isaias Enriquez) coming out of runner-ups to Spanish Chestnut.
Spanish Chestnut began his push toward the Kentucky Derby with a front-running victory Saturday under Gary Stevens at Santa Anita in the $150,000 San Rafael Stakes, a race in which Lion Heart finished second in 2003.
The field from the rail consists of Kirkendahl, Spanish Chestnut, Chips Are Down, Dover Dere and Iced Out.
Biancone trains Spanish Chestnut, set for 3-year-old stakes after a front-running win Monday at Santa Anita, and Scipion for the Derby trail.
The avenues contain numerous ancient tree specimens and many tell the stories of their creation, such as the Spanish chestnuts at Croft Castle, Herefordshire, which were planted using seeds from the Armada wrecks in 1592.
RLS describes the hedge-inns, the peasants in green coats, the ringing of cattle-bells, the stony drove-roads, a shepherd leading flocks to the note of a rural horn, the gross turf highland frontier separating the deserted mountainous Cevennes from "the Cevennes of the Cevennes," the deep turning gullies of the Tarn and the Spanish chestnuts standing four-square to heaven.
Sun Microsystems want to destroy the oak, walnut and Spanish chestnuts to let them to expand their factory atLinlithgow, West Lothian, and create jobs for senior engineers and skilled technicians.