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Hazelnut vs. Chestnut

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Main Difference

The main difference between Hazelnut and Chestnut is that the Hazelnut is a nut of the hazel tree and Chestnut is a genus of plants.

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Wikipedia
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  • Hazelnut (noun)

    The fruit of the hazel tree.

  • Chestnut (noun)

    A tree or shrub of the genus Castanea.

  • Chestnut (noun)

    The nut of this tree or shrub.

  • Chestnut (noun)

    A dark, reddish-brown colour/color.

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  • Chestnut (noun)

    A reddish-brown horse.

  • Chestnut (noun)

    The wood of a chestnut tree.

  • Chestnut (noun)

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

  • Chestnut (noun)

    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.

  • Chestnut (noun)

    horse-chestnut

  • Chestnut (adjective)

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

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Hazelnut (noun)

    The nut of the hazel.

  • Chestnut (noun)

    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.

  • Chestnut (noun)

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

  • Chestnut (noun)

    A bright brown color, like that of the nut.

  • Chestnut (noun)

    The horse chestnut (often so used in England).

  • Chestnut (noun)

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

  • Chestnut (noun)

    An old joke or story.

  • Chestnut (adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary
  • Hazelnut (noun)

    any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk

  • Hazelnut (noun)

    nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus

  • Chestnut (noun)

    wood of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea

  • Chestnut (noun)

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

  • Chestnut (noun)

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

  • Chestnut (noun)

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

  • Chestnut (noun)

    a dark golden-brown or reddish-brown horse

  • Chestnut (adjective)

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

    "a chestnut horse"

    "chestnut hair"

Princeton's WordNet

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