What does chestnut mean?

Looking for the meaning or definition of the word chestnut? Here's what it means.

  1. A tree or shrub of the genus Castanea.
  2. The nut of this tree or shrub.
  3. (uncountable) A dark, reddish-brown colour/color.
  4. A reddish-brown horse.
  5. (uncountable) The wood of a chestnut tree.
  6. (idiomatic) (Often "old chestnut") An old joke; a worn-out meme, phrase, ploy, etc. so often repeated as to have grown tiresome or ineffective.
  7. (Britain) horse-chestnut
  1. Of a deep reddish-brown colour, like that of a chestnut.
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