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 for chestnut
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chestnut \Chest"nut\, n. [For chesten-nut; OE. chestein,
     chesten, chastein, chestnut, fr. AS. cisten in cistenbe['a]m
     chestnut tree, influenced by OF. chastaigne, F. ch[^a]taigne,
     both the AS. and the F. words coming from L. castanea a
     chestnut, Gr. ?, fr. ? a city of Pontus, where chestnut trees
     grew in abundance, and whence they were introduced into
     Europe. Cf. Castanets.]
     1. (Bot.) The edible nut of a forest tree ({Castanea vesce)
        of Europe and America. Commonly two or more of the nuts
        grow in a prickly bur.
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     2. The tree itself, or its light, coarse-grained timber, used
        for ornamental work, furniture, etc.
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     3. A bright brown color, like that of the nut.
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     4. The horse chestnut (often so used in England).
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     5. One of the round, or oval, horny plates on the inner sides
        of the legs of the horse, and allied animals.
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     6. An old joke or story. [Slang]
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     Chestnut tree, a tree that bears chestnuts.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chestnut \Chest"nut\, a.
     Of or pertaining of a chestnut; of a reddish brown color; as,
     chestnut curls.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  colorful \colorful\ adj.
     1. having striking color. Opposite of colorless.
  
     Note: [Narrower terms: changeable, chatoyant, iridescent,
           shot; deep, rich; flaming; fluorescent, glowing;
           prismatic; psychedelic; red, ruddy, flushed,
           empurpled]
  
     Syn: colourful.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. striking in variety and interest. Opposite of colorless
        or dull. [Narrower terms: brave, fine, gay, glorious;
        flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained; flashy, gaudy,
        jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty; picturesque]
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     3. having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey;
        as, colored crepe paper. Opposite of colorless and
        monochrome.
  
     Note: [Narrower terms: tinted; touched, tinged; amber,
           brownish-yellow, yellow-brown; amethyst; auburn,
           reddish-brown; aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden;
           azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue; bicolor,
           bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome; blue,
           bluish, light-blue, dark-blue; blushful,
           blush-colored, rosy; bottle-green; bronze, bronzy;
           brown, brownish, dark-brown; buff; canary,
           canary-yellow; caramel, caramel brown; carnation;
           chartreuse; chestnut; dun; earth-colored,
           earthlike; fuscous; green, greenish, light-green,
           dark-green; jade, jade-green; khaki; lavender,
           lilac; mauve; moss green, mosstone; motley,
           multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured,
           painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied,
           varicolored, varicoloured; mousy, mouse-colored;
           ocher, ochre; olive-brown; olive-drab; olive;
           orange, orangish; peacock-blue; pink, pinkish;
           purple, violet, purplish; red, blood-red, carmine,
           cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red,
           scarlet; red, reddish; rose, roseate; rose-red;
           rust, rusty, rust-colored; snuff, snuff-brown,
           snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored,
           snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown; sorrel,
           brownish-orange; stone, stone-gray; straw-color,
           straw-colored, straw-coloured; tan; tangerine;
           tawny; ultramarine; umber; vermilion,
           vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red; yellow, yellowish;
           yellow-green; avocado; bay; beige; blae
           bluish-black or gray-blue); coral; creamy; cress
           green, cresson, watercress; hazel; honey,
           honey-colored; hued(postnominal); magenta;
           maroon; pea-green; russet; sage, sage-green;
           sea-green] [Also See: chromatic, colored, dark,
           light.]
  
     Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate).
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  chestnut
      adj 1: (of hair or feathers) of a golden brown to reddish brown
             color; "a chestnut horse"; "chestnut hair"
      n 1: wood of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea
      2: any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow-brown in
         autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur
         [syn: chestnut, chestnut tree]
      3: edible nut of any of various chestnut trees of the genus
         Castanea
      4: the brown color of chestnuts
      5: a small horny callus on the inner surface of a horse's leg
      6: a dark golden-brown or reddish-brown horse

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  84 Moby Thesaurus words for "chestnut":
     Joe Miller, Titian, adust, auburn, banality, bay, bay-colored,
     bayard, brazen, bromide, bronze, bronze-colored, bronzed,
     brownish-red, buckskin, calico pony, carroty, castaneous,
     chestnut-brown, cliche, commonplace, commonplace expression,
     copper, copper-colored, coppery, corn, cupreous, dapple-gray, dun,
     erythristic, familiar tune, ferruginous, foxy, gray, grizzle,
     hackneyed saying, henna, joke with whiskers, lieu commun,
     liver-brown, liver-colored, livid-brown, locus communis, mahogany,
     old joke, old saw, old song, old story, old turkey, old wheeze,
     paint, painted pony, piebald, pinto, platitude, prosaicism,
     prosaism, prose, red-crested, red-haired, red-polled, red-tufted,
     reddish-brown, reiteration, retold story, roan, rubiginous, rufous,
     russet, russety, rust, rust-colored, rusty, skewbald, sorrel,
     stereotyped saying, sunburned, terra-cotta, trite joke,
     trite saying, triticism, twice-told tale, warmed-over cabbage,
     xanthous
  
  

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