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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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Yellow, Chinkapin, or Chinquapin Oak; Woods (especially on the east side); Frequent, occasionally locally abundant; (#); C = 4; BSUH 11842, 12680.
Incense-cedar could move from Libocedrus to Calocedrus; giant chinkapin from Castanopsis to Chrysolepis; saguaro from Cereum to Carnegiea; Key tree-cactus from Cereus to Pilosocereus; smokethorn from Dalea to Psorothamnus; and you could just see the bumelias (Bumelia), willow bustic (Dipholis), and false-mastic (Mastichodendron) join each other in Sideroxylon.
floridana Florida chinkapin Castanea alnifolia grouped w/Allegheny chinkapin Northwestern paper Betula papyrifera grouped w/paper birch birch var.
Eight other species, including chinkapin oak, Ohio buckeye, white ash, and hackberry, had lower importance values (Table 1).
Trees of secondary importance included chinkapin oak, Ohio buckeye, white ash, box-elder, and hackberry (importance values 33, 26, 18, 14, and 11, respectively).
Other recently vacated thrones, with the previous champ's point totals: cajeput-tree (300), castorbean (49), Allegheny chinkapin (155), Ozark chinkapin (124), littleleaf cyrilla (61), September elm (271), Lindheimer hackberry (127), scrub hickory (121), screwbean mesquite (84), and water-elm (313).
And last but least only among champions, the four flyweights--bear (Quercus ilicifolia), Havard (Quercus havardii), dwarf chinkapin (Quercus prinoides), and Mohr oaks--with 1-foot thick trunks and less than 100 points may look like they are just getting started until you realize that they are best known as thicket-forming shrubs.
Governor Dave Heineman and state forester Gary Hergenrader in attendance, certificates were presented to the owners of the national champion eastern cottonwood and dwarf chinkapin oak during festivities at the state capitol.
But all those states can draw hope from former club member Nebraska, which returned to the Register with the discovery of what has turned out to be the country's biggest-known dwarf chinkapin oak, in Richardson County, and a co-champion eastern cottonwood in Seward.
rufula, 1999 [*] West Indies, Prunus myrtifolia, 1989 65 53 50 131 CHESTNUT American, Castanea dentata, 1993 [*] 235 106 101 366 American, Castanea dentata, 1993 [*] 247 86 111 361 CHINABERRY Melia azedarach, 1967 [delta] 222 75 96 321 CHINKAPIN Allegheny, Castanea pumila, 1993 85 55 60 155 Florida, Castanea alnifolia, 1961 74 50 30 132 Giant, Castanopsis chrysophylla, 1996 153 122 37 284 Ozark, Castanea ozarkensis, 1989 181 22 18 208 CHOLLA Jumping, Opuntia fulgida, 1995 26 15 14 45 CASTORBEAN Rinicus communis 1995 [delta][+] Marlicopa Co.
The new Ozark chinkapin in Claiborne County, Mississippi, beat out the champion from Clark County, Arkansas, by 84 points with a girth over three times bigger
Trees--hickories, chinkapins, balsam firs, pines--birds, bodies of water, and boundary lands where the wild and the domestic brush up against each other figure themes of birth, death, and fertility.