American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several trees of the genus Aesculus, especially the European species A. hippocastanum, having opposite, palmately compound leaves, erect clusters of white flowers tinged with red or yellow, and spiny or smooth capsules containing large shiny brown seeds.
- n. The seed of any of these plants.
- n. alternative spelling of horse-chestnut.
- Perhaps from a former use to cure cough in horses. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“As natural as self-tanners get, with firming and enhancing features like horse chestnut extract for strengthening capillaries and a patented French botanical complex for tightening and improved elasticity.”
“That was our joke, and Great-Granny often boasted: "My hair is as black as the burnt shell of a horse chestnut and my face as wrinkly white as the meat inside.”
“Carmen was so amazed and inspired by the reduced swelling and pain in her varicose veins after only a few weeks of using horse chestnut seed extract that she decided to start taking other supplements, like fish oil, quercetin, nettle, and methylsulfonylmethane MSM.”
“Carmen, a bus driver who attended one of my presentations in New York, got excited when she learned about the studies that showed horse chestnut seed extract could shrink the swelling of varicose veins as well as compression-hose therapy while also actually decreasing ankle circumference in women with varicose veins chronic venous insufficiency—all this while improving vascular function throughout the entire body.”
“VeinFactors by Futurebiotics incorporates citrus rinds, gotu kola, and horse chestnut to provide clinically proven support for normal vein function.”
“An organic, freshly made cream containing celandine and horse chestnut extracts, potentiated by liposomes to minimize redness and tone and strengthen broken capillaries.”
“A little farther on the air is musky from the crowded minarets of the horse chestnut – white marble splashed with rose – where the bumble bee drones.”
“The blueberry bioflavanoids and horse chestnut in the couperose formula work to desensitize capillaries.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘horse chestnut’.
Appendix of sorts to AIC, listing plants named with reference to animals and vice versa.
Creatures that are described in terms of other animals. Usual rules apply: look at the entries and you'll get the hang of it :-) I could say 'no madeupicals' but, jeeperz, I'd have to put myself on...
horse-related words (sometimes several times removed from actual equines)
Another news story about words being removed from a dictionary before their time. See also the list of words added to the dictionary.
Names for colors composed of two or more words. All of these are defined as colors in at least one dictionary, most being in MW3. See Chromonyms for one-word color names.
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Flora, fauna and other things common in the time and place where I grew up
What it says. Including the ones that aren't really nuts, like peanuts and almonds.
Trees I've discovered (or, in some cases, discovered again) and have fallen in love with.
Looking for tweets for horse chestnut.