1 (a) (also `chestnut tree) [C] any of various types of tree producing smooth reddish-brown nuts enclosed in prickly cases (those of some types being edible) 栗树.
(b) [C] one of these nuts 栗子
*roast chestnuts 炒栗子
* [attrib 作定语] chestnut stuffing, ie a mixture of chestnuts, herbs, etc used to stuff a chicken, turkey, etc 栗子馅（用以填充鸡、火鸡等）. =>illus at nut 见nut之插图.
(c) wood of the chestnut tree 栗木
*[attrib 作定语] a chestnut table 栗木桌子.
2 [U] deep reddish-brown colour 栗色（深棕红色）
*[attrib 作定语] chestnut hair 栗色的头发
* a chestnut mare 栗色的雌马.
3 [C] horse of this colour 栗色马.
4 [C] (infml 口) old joke or story that is no longer amusing （因陈腐而无味的）笑话或故事
*an old chestnut 老掉牙的笑话[故事].
a dark golden-brown or reddish-brown horse
a small horny callus on the inner surface of a horse's leg
1. We bought a chestnut horse. 我们买了匹栗褐色马。
2. Yes,every dish was delicious,especially the fried shrimps with cashews and chestnut chicken stew. 是的, 每一道菜都很香, 特别是腰果炒虾仁和栗子炖鸡.