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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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Chestnut trees were extremely important to early settlers because they produced a crop of nuts, each and every year.
Because a mature American chestnut tree provides about three times the mast of a mature oak, American chestnuts were originally a food source for tribes of indigenous peoples and wildlife, then later as nourishment for settlers, foresters, and livestock.
We see no better example of that than the planting in Worcester's Green Hill Park this past Arbor Day, of 15 "back-crossed'' American chestnut trees.
In Appalachia, entire mountainsides were covered with American chestnut trees.
Martin Palmer (3) and Anthony Allen (2) proved the decisive combination as Maudslay saw off Chestnut Tree 6-3.
Prof Evans said: "Many horse chestnut trees across the UK have been disfigured by attack from the larvae of Cameraria ohridella - better known as the horse chestnut leaf miner moth - which was first identified in Macedonia in 1984.
Horse chestnut trees are not native to Britain - they were first introduced to England in the late 16th century from the Balkans.
Since chestnut trees grow faster and bigger than oaks, and since deer prefer chestnuts to acorns, many believe it's just a matter of time before the general public fully embraces the return of the iconic chestnut tree our forefathers depended on so heavily.
Hunting around the base of horse chestnut trees, chucking sticks upwards into the leaves, or even climbing up to reach them, was nothing compared to what you did when you got your prizes home.
Lynda Collins, 46, from Booterstown, Co Dublin, died when she was hit by part of a chestnut tree as she walked back from work at the ESB during storms on February 3.
PRIZED FOR ITS wood and edible nuts, the American chestnut tree once towered prominently over Lake Erie's northern shore.