horse chestnut

noun

Definition of horse chestnut

  1. 1 :  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

  2. 2 :  the large glossy brown seed of a horse chestnut

1597

First Known Use of horse chestnut

1597


HORSE CHESTNUT Defined for English Language Learners

horse chestnut

noun

Definition of horse chestnut for English Language Learners

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


HORSE CHESTNUT Defined for Kids

horse chestnut

noun

Definition of horse chestnut for Students

  1. :  a shiny large brown nut that is unfit to eat and is the fruit of a tall tree native to Europe



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