Aesculus

noun Aes·cu·lus \ˈe-skyə-ləs\

Definition of Aesculus

  1. :  a genus of trees and shrubs (family Hippocastanaceae) found in north temperate regions with palmately divided leaves, showy flowers in ample panicles, and large shiny seeds — see buckeye, horse chestnut

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Origin and Etymology of aesculus

borrowed from New Latin, going back to Latin, “a variety of oak tree” — more at oak


First Known Use: circa 1809


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