a tree, Aesculus hippocastanum, native to the Old World, having digitate leaves and upright clusters of white flowers.
the shiny, brown, nutlike seed of this tree or of other trees of the genus Aesculus.
any of several trees of the genus Aesculus, esp the Eurasian A. hippocastanum, having palmate leaves, erect clusters of white, pink, or red flowers, and brown shiny inedible nuts enclosed in a spiky bur: family Hippocastanaceae
Also called conker. the nut of this tree
1590s, from horse + chestnut. A tree probably native to Asia, introduced in England c.1550; the name also was extended to similar North American species such as the buckeye. Said to have been so called because it was food for horses. The nut resembles that of the edible chestnut but is bitter to the taste.
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noun 1. a highly venomous viper, Cerastes cerastes, of northern Africa and extreme southwestern Asia, having a process resembling a horn just above each eye. noun 1. a venomous snake, Cerastes cornutus, that occurs in desert regions of N Africa and SW Asia and has a small horny spine above each eye: family Viperidae (vipers) […]
[hawrs-klawth, -kloth] /ˈhɔrsˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ/ noun, plural horsecloths [hawrs-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈhɔrsˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/ (Show IPA) 1. a used to cover a , or as part of its trappings.
noun 1. a screamer, Anhima cornuta, of tropical South America, having a long, slender hornlike process projecting from the forehead.