Definition of Horse chestnut

1. Noun. Tree having palmate leaves and large clusters of white to red flowers followed by brown shiny inedible seeds.

2. Noun. The inedible nutlike seed of the horse chestnut.
Exact synonyms: Buckeye, Conker
Generic synonyms: Seed

Definition of Horse chestnut

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of horse-chestnut) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Horse Chestnut

horse archer
horse archers
horse around
horse balm
horse barn
horse bean
horse beans
horse blanket
horse blankets
horse botfly
horse breeding
horse brier
horse cart
horse cavalry
horse chestnut (current term)
horse diseases
horse doctor
horse fancier
horse fly
horse gentian
horse grain
horse gram
horse latitude
horse mackerel
horse mackerels
horse manure

Literary usage of Horse chestnut

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"In the horse-chestnut, according to Laves (Zeitsch. angew. Chem. 1902, 1013), there are about 50 pc starch, 14 pc cane sugar, 13 pc glucose, ..."

2. The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties by Charles Henry Snow (1908)
"The leaves of the buckeye are arranged in groups of five, while those of the horse chestnut are in groups of seven. The horse chestnut produces showy ..."

3. A General System of Botany Descriptive and Analytical: In Two Parts by Emmanuel Le Maout, Joseph Decaisne, Joseph Dalton Hooker (1876)
"Horse-chestnut. Seed, entire and cut vertically. in its restricted sense], ... The bark of tho Horse-chestnut contains gallic acid and a bitter principle, ..."

4. Landscape Gardening: Notes and Suggestions on Lawns and Lawn Planting by Samuel Parsons (1895)
"If the horse-chestnut were as fine in August as June, it is possible we might deem it ... In addition to finely rounded contours and HORSE-CHESTNUT TREES, ..."

5. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents: Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"THE HORSE-CHESTNUT Teacher's Story HE wealth of children is, after all, the truest wealth in this world; ... The horse-chestnut is a native of Asia Minor. ..."

6. The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Literature by Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Rufus Edmonds Shapley (1894)
"I saved myself runnin' inter the cabin before he could stop an' git back." LOGIC, OR THE horse chestnut. AN Eton stripling, trained to the ..."

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