Aes·​cu·​lus | \ ˈe-skyə-ləs \

Definition of Aesculus

: 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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First Known Use of Aesculus

circa 1809, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aesculus

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

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“Aesculus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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