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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃesnʌt/

Translation of chestnut in Spanish:


  • 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (nut) castaña (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Some authors have suggested that their flavour and texture are comparable with those of the chestnut or cashew nut.
    • Almost equally invigorating is a poached chicken, sliced into strips atop a mound of basmati rice but bathed in a potion of tarragon and chestnuts.
    • And I can't really tell you how it was made, as I spent the entire recipe-making time chopping walnuts and chestnuts, sneaking teeny bits in every now and then.
    1.2chestnut (tree) castaño (masculine) 1.3
    (horse chestnut)
    (nut) castaña (feminine) de Indias; (tree) castaño (masculine) de Indias
    Example sentences
    • Greece originally introduced the chestnut tree to the rest of the European community.
    • As she got nearer she saw him shaded from the sun by the leaves of the chestnut tree.
    • One damaged chestnut tree and five mature conifers had to be removed.
    Example sentences
    • They also collected a broad variety of wild herbs, wild vegetables such as acorns, water chestnuts, and broad beans, and possibly wild rice.
    • In general, European chestnut trees haven't suffered as devastating an outbreak as their American cousins.
    • The European species of chestnut catches the disease, too, and early researchers noticed some Italian trees that seemed to have spontaneously recovered their health.
    1.4 (old story) [colloquial/familiar] an old chestnut una historia muy vieja or pasada
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (color) castaño (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • They had the same straight chestnut hair and deep green eyes.
    • She had a sweet smile, and her light olive skin went with deep, chestnut hair.
    • She flung her deep chestnut hair away from her eyes.
  • 3 countable/numerable (horse) caballo (masculine) castaño or zaino
    Example sentences
    • Sharon rides Andy, a chestnut Quarter Horse who has never before experienced dressage.
    • Berndon was looking at a chestnut mare with a black mane and tail and took out some coins to pay for it.
    • The chestnut colt is the last foal out of Jewell Ridge, who died on August 1.


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