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- n. A species of trees of the genus Aesculus as it is known in Eurasia, common in the temperate zones of both hemispheres.
- n. The large nutlike seed of these trees.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. The tree itself (Aesculus hippocastanum), which was brought from Constantinople in the beginning of the sixteenth century, and is now common in the temperate zones of both hemispheres; it has palmate leaves and large clusters of white to red flowers followed by brown shiny inedible seeds. The native American species is also called buckeye and conker.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dicotyledonous-leafed tree of the genus Æsculus.
- n. The nut or fruit of the horse-chestnut.
- n. In entomology, a geometrid moth, Pachycnemia hippocastanaria: an English collector’ name.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the inedible nutlike seed of the horse chestnut
- n. tree having palmate leaves and large clusters of white to red flowers followed by brown shiny inedible seeds
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