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  1. 1
    a large smooth red-brown nut that you can eat

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  2. 2

    chestnut

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    chestnut tree

    a tall tree with large wide leaves that produces chestnuts

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    1. a.
      the wood of a chestnut tree

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  3. 3
    a red-brown colour

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  4. 4
    a horse that is red-brown in colour

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