Medical Dictionary


noun chest·nut \ˈches-(ˌ)nət\

Medical Definition of CHESTNUT

a :  a tree or shrub of the genus Castanea (C. dentata) that is found in eastern North America and the leaf of which was formerly used to prepare an infusion for the treatment of whooping cough b :  the edible nut of a chestnut
:  a callosity on the inner side of the leg of the horse
April 28, 2015
portmanteau Hear it
a word formed by the blending of words
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears