Aesculus

noun

Aes·​cu·​lus
ˈe-skyə-ləs
: 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

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from New Latin, going back to Latin, "a variety of oak tree"

First Known Use

circa 1809, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Aesculus was circa 1809

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“Aesculus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aesculus. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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