Filbert vs Chestnut - What's the difference?

filbert | chestnut |

As nouns the difference between filbert and chestnut

is that filbert is the hazelnut while chestnut is a tree or shrub of the genus castanea .

As an adjective chestnut is

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



Alternative forms

* filberd


(en noun)
  • The hazelnut.
  • * 1610 , , act 2 scene 2
  • I'll bring thee / To clust'ring filberts , and sometimes I'll get thee / Young scamels from the rock.
  • The hazel tree.
  • A paintbrush used in oil and acrylic painting with a long ferrule and a curving, tongue-shaped head.
  • Synonyms

    * (nut) hazelnut * (tree) hazelnut


    * cobnut (usually the common hazel (Corylus avellana ) which grows in the UK and Europe)




  • A tree or shrub of the genus Castanea .
  • The nut of this tree or shrub.
  • (uncountable) A dark, reddish-brown colour/color.
  • A reddish-brown horse.
  • (uncountable) The wood of a chestnut tree.
  • (idiomatic) (Often "old chestnut") A worn-out meme; a phrase, etc. so often repeated as to have grown tiresome.
  • 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.
  • (UK) horse-chestnut
  • Synonyms

    * (tree) chestnut tree

    Derived terms

    * American chestnut * chestnut blight * chestnut oak * chestnut tree * dwarf chestnut * horse chestnut * Moreton Bay chestnut * pull chestnuts out of the fire * Spanish chestnut * sweet chestnut * water chestnut


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

    * (wikipedia) * black bean * buckeye * caltrop * chinquapin * chinquapin oak * conker * maroon * water caltrop *