horse chestnut


Definition of horse chestnut

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 : the large glossy brown seed of a horse chestnut

Examples of horse chestnut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web White horse chestnut trees are native to southeastern Europe. Sean Clancy, Arkansas Online, 24 July 2022 One other descendant of the Anne Frank horse chestnut planted in the United States has died. Sean Clancy, Arkansas Online, 24 July 2022 The removal of the sunken grove's 36 horse chestnut trees was controversial. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 31 May 2022 Extracts of oak bark and hornbeam bud, alongside sandalwood, baobab leaf mucilage, araucaria seed, and horse chestnut make up the core ingredients of this aftershave. The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 2022 Caffeine, Brazilian ginseng, horse chestnut and light-reflecting particles instantly wake up tired, sallow skin and make for a brighter, smoother under-eye region. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 The 36 horse chestnut trees would be replaced by a lawn fringed with 18 honey locust trees. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 Aug. 2021 The 36 horse chestnut trees outside the Marcus Performing Arts Center have been replaced with a lawn surrounded by a chain-link fence, as other improvements remain on hold. George Stanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 July 2021 However, being royal does not provide immunity, and in 2018, a horse chestnut tree that had particular sentimental value to the Queen was eventually let go after being afflicted with various different diseases. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, 8 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of horse chestnut

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Aug 2022

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“Horse chestnut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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Kids Definition of horse chestnut

: 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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