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Chestnut vs. Maroon

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Chestnutnoun

A tree or shrub of the genus Castanea.

Maroonnoun

An escaped negro slave of the Caribbean and the Americas or a descendant of escaped slaves.

Chestnutnoun

The nut of this tree or shrub.

Maroonnoun

A castaway; a person who has been marooned.

Chestnutnoun

(uncountable) A dark, reddish-brown colour/color.

Maroonnoun

A dark red, somewhat brownish, color.

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Chestnutnoun

A reddish-brown horse.

Maroonnoun

(nautical) A rocket-propelled firework or skyrocket, often one used as a signal (e.g. to summon the crew of a lifeboat or warn of an air raid).

Chestnutnoun

(uncountable) The wood of a chestnut tree.

Maroonnoun

An idiot; a fool.

Chestnutnoun

(idiomatic) (Often "old chestnut") An old joke; a worn-out meme, phrase, ploy, etc. so often repeated as to have grown tiresome or ineffective.

Maroonadjective

Associated with Maroon culture, communities or peoples.

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Chestnutnoun

A 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.

Maroonadjective

Of a maroon color

Chestnutnoun

(UK) horse-chestnut

Maroonverb

To abandon in a remote, desolate place, as on a deserted island.

Chestnutadjective

Of a deep reddish-brown colour, like that of a chestnut.

Maroonnoun

In the West Indies and Guiana, a fugitive slave, or a free negro, living in the mountains.

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Chestnutnoun

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.

Maroonnoun

A brownish or dull red of any description, esp. of a scarlet cast rather than approaching crimson or purple.

Chestnutnoun

The tree itself, or its light, coarse-grained timber, used for ornamental work, furniture, etc.

Maroonnoun

An explosive shell. See Marron, 3.

Chestnutnoun

A bright brown color, like that of the nut.

Maroonverb

To put (a person) ashore on a desolate island or coast and leave him to his fate.

Chestnutnoun

The horse chestnut (often so used in England).

Maroonadjective

Having the color called maroon. See 4th Maroon.

Chestnutnoun

One of the round, or oval, horny plates on the inner sides of the legs of the horse, and allied animals.

Maroonnoun

a person who is stranded (as on an island);

‘when the tide came in I was a maroon out there’;

Chestnutnoun

An old joke or story.

Maroonnoun

a dark purplish red to dark brownish red

Chestnutadjective

Of or pertaining of a chestnut; of a reddish brown color; as, chestnut curls.

Maroonnoun

an exploding firework used as a warning signal

Chestnutnoun

wood of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea

Maroonverb

leave stranded or isolated withe little hope og rescue;

‘the travellers were marooned’;

Chestnutnoun

any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow-brown in autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur

Maroonverb

leave stranded on a desert island without resources;

‘The mutinous sailors were marooned on an island’;

Chestnutnoun

edible nut of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea

Maroonadjective

dark brownish to purplish red

Chestnutnoun

a small horny callus on the inner surface of a horse's leg

Maroonadjective

of a brownish-red colour

‘ornate maroon and gold wallpaper’;

Chestnutnoun

a dark golden-brown or reddish-brown horse

Maroonnoun

a member of any of various communities in parts of the Caribbean who were originally descended from escaped slaves. In the 18th century Jamaican Maroons fought two wars against the British, both of which ended with treaties affirming the independence of the Maroons.

Chestnutadjective

used of hair; of a golden brown to reddish brown color;

‘a chestnut horse’; ‘chestnut hair’;

Maroonverb

leave (someone) trapped and alone in an inaccessible place, especially an island

‘a novel about schoolboys marooned on a desert island’;

Chestnutnoun

a glossy hard brown edible nut which develops within a bristly case and which may be roasted and eaten.

Maroon

Maroon (US/UK mə-ROON, Australia mə-ROHN) is a brownish crimson color that takes its name from the French word marron, or chestnut. is also one of the French translations for .

‘Marron’; ‘brown’;

Chestnutnoun

a deep reddish-brown colour

‘chestnut hair’;

Chestnutnoun

a horse of a reddish-brown or yellowish-brown colour, with a brown mane and tail

‘a chestnut stallion’;

Chestnutnoun

the large European tree that produces the edible chestnut, with serrated leaves and heavy timber.

Chestnutnoun

short for horse chestnut

Chestnutnoun

used in names of trees and plants that are related to the sweet chestnut, or produce similar nuts or edible parts that resemble them, e.g. water chestnut.

Chestnutnoun

a small horny patch on the inside of each of a horse's legs.

Chestnut

The chestnuts are a group of eight or nine species of deciduous trees and shrubs in the genus Castanea, in the beech family Fagaceae. They are native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

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