horse chestnut

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Aesculus hippocastanum

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Translating obsolete Latin name Castanea equina.

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horse chestnut (plural horse chestnuts)

  1. A species of trees of the genus Aesculus, common in the temperate zones of both hemispheres.
  2. The large nutlike seed of these trees, also known as a conker.

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