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Horse chestnut   /hɔrs tʃˈɛsnˌət/   Listen
Horse chestnut

noun
1.
Tree having palmate leaves and large clusters of white to red flowers followed by brown shiny inedible seeds.  Synonyms: Aesculus hippocastanum, buckeye.
2.
The inedible nutlike seed of the horse chestnut.  Synonyms: buckeye, conker.






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"Horse chestnut" Quotes from Famous Books



... pick them. Of all the blooming things, these are the most discouraging. From the many descriptions of this plant it seems a sort of Horse Chestnut. Its color and form are bad. Enthusiasts have been known to watch for results for years without one plant showing. Related to ...
— Cupid's Almanac and Guide to Hearticulture for This Year and Next • John Cecil Clay

... lantern, and holding it to the spot, opened the boy's clenched fingers. As they parted, a heavy horse chestnut burr fell to the floor with ...
— My Home In The Field of Honor • Frances Wilson Huard

... added an occasional bacon and eggs, a few harebells (plenty on higher ground), the yellow iris, by the adjoining brook, and flowering shrubs and trees, as dogwood, gorse, privet, blackthorn, hawthorn, horse chestnut, besides wild hops, the horsetails on the mounds, and such plants as grow everywhere, as chickweed, groundsel, and so forth. A solitary shrub of mugwort grows at some distance, but in the same district, and in one hedgerow the wild ...
— Nature Near London • Richard Jefferies



Words linked to "Horse chestnut" :   dwarf buckeye, conker, genus Aesculus, Aesculus, angiospermous tree, Aesculus hippocastanum, flowering tree, particolored buckeye, bottlebrush buckeye, sweet buckeye, red buckeye, seed, Ohio buckeye



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