Horsechestnut
Horse-chestnut Horse`-chest"nut, Horsechestnut Horse`chest"nut, n. 1. (Bot.) The large nutlike seed of a species of {[AE]sculus} ({[AE]sculus Hippocastanum}), formerly ground, and fed to horses, whence the name. The seed is not considered edible by humans. [WordNet sense 2] [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

2. (Bot.) The tree itself ({Aesculus hippocastanum}), which was brought from Constantinople in the beginning of the sixteenth century, and is now common in the temperate zones of both hemispheres; it has palmate leaves and large clusters of white to red flowers followed by brown shiny inedible seeds. The native American species is also called {buckeye} and {conker}. [WordNet sense 1] [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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