plural noun

: a family of trees (order Sapindales) having opposite palmately lobed leaves, showy flowers in large clusters, and nutlike seeds encased in a leathery capsule and including the buckeyes

Word History


New Latin, from Hippocastanum, type genus in former classifications (from hipp- + Greek kastanon chestnut) + -aceae

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“Hippocastanaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hippocastanaceae. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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