chestnut

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(Often "old chestnut") A worn-out meme; a phrase, etc. so often repeated as to have grown tiresome.

Etymology:

  • Formerly chesten nut, from Middle English chesteyne, chasteine, from Old French chastaigne, from Latin castanea, from Ancient Greek καστάνεια.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'chestnut':

chestnutA tree or shrub of the genus Castanea.
chestnutThe nut of this tree or shrub.
chestnutA dark, reddish-brown colour/color.
chestnutA reddish-brown horse.
chestnutThe wood of a chestnut tree.
chestnutA round or oval horny plate found on the inner side of the leg of a horse or other animal, similar to a birthmark on a human.
chestnuthorse-chestnut
chestnutOf a deep reddish-brown colour, like that of a chestnut.
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