1) A large trea which produces chestnuts, or the colour of the nuts.
The sweet chestnut and the horse chestnut are introduced trees, the former brought here possibly by the Romans. The horse chestnut arrived later and it became popular with landscape gardeners: 1733 The Carriage of 100 Chesnutts to plant at Whitley 1s 0d. Its use as a colour, for reddish-brown, dates from the sixteenth century and it was used particularly for horses from the seventeenth century: 1631 sould one chestnut sorrel fillie, Adwalton
1689 one chestnut mare, Stokesley.