• Definition for "horse-chestnut"
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horse-chestnut definition

  • noun:
    • A species of woods of genus Aesculus as it is known well in Eurasia, typical when you look at the temperate zones of both hemispheres.
    • The large nutlike seed of these woods.
    • The large nutlike seed of a species of Æsculus (Æsculus Hippocastanum), formerly ground, and fed to horses, whence the name. The seed is not considered edible by humans.
    • The tree it self (Aesculus hippocastanum), that was brought from Constantinople at the start of the sixteenth century, and is now typical when you look at the temperate zones of both hemispheres; it has palmate leaves and enormous clusters of white to purple blossoms followed closely by brown shiny inedible seeds. The indigenous American species is also known as buckeye and conker.
    • A dicotyledonous-leafed tree of this genus Æsculus.
    • The fan or good fresh fruit associated with horse-chestnut.
    • In entomology, a geometrid moth, Pachycnemia hippocastanaria: an English collector’ name.
    • the inedible nutlike seed associated with horse chestnut
    • tree having palmate leaves and enormous clusters of white to purple blossoms accompanied by brown shiny inedible seeds
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