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Chastan, -en, n. and a. [e.m.E. and ME. chasten, ME. chasteyn(e, chasteine (c 1330), OF. chastaine.]

1. n. A chestnut. 2. adj. Chestnut-coloured. (1) I haiue sent ȝow … thrie hunder chastenes and thrie hunder wanettes; 1637 Breadalbane P. (Reg. H.) No. 700.
Rosted aples ready drest, chastans; 1665 Lauder Journal 68.
To Cuninghamheid to send to Greenock to buy chastens with; ther was no chastens gotten; 1674 Cunningham Diary 43.
(2) Our nephew hes takin my chastan naig from me; 1628 Sutherland Corr. 148.

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