horse chestnut


: a tree with flowers that grow in large bunches and large brown seeds; also : the seed of a horse chestnut tree

Full Definition of HORSE CHESTNUT

:  a large tree (Aesculus hippocastanum of the family Hippocastanaceae, the horse-chestnut family) of southeastern Europe that has palmate leaves and erect conical clusters of showy flowers and is widely cultivated as an ornamental and shade tree and naturalized as an escape; also :  buckeye
:  the large glossy brown seed of a horse chestnut

First Known Use of HORSE CHESTNUT

May 27, 2015
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