from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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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Long shadows from the horse-chestnut tree in the front yard trail up the red-bricked walls.
Possibly not; but the horse-chestnut trees, the telephone poles, the porches, the green hedges recede to a calm point that in my subjective geography is still the center of the world.
We were seated in the garden under the shade of a horse-chestnut tree on what felt like a summer afternoon.
I pulled my hat lower and took a half step back under the shade of a horse-chestnut tree.
I kept to the edge of the lawn under a leafy horse-chestnut tree.
Apart from blights poxing horse-chestnut and sycamore leaves, the yellowing of many beech and the crispy curling of some ash were due to drought.
A banana-peel stopper can prop open the door ($28; moma store. com) to a culinary-themed room, which might include a porcelain horse-chestnut sculpture with a "husk" that splits open to reveal a pair of lifelike chestnuts ($350; uncommon goods. com).
The horse-chestnut trees are dropping their conkers, and children are hurrying to and from school in their new uniforms.
CAUTION: Whole horse-chestnut seeds can be toxic, so do not attempt to make your own preparations.
Jasper let himself down from the horse-chestnut tree with a thump and a curse.