Aesculus

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Noun1.Aesculus - deciduous trees or some shrubs of North AmericaAesculus - deciduous trees or some shrubs of North America; southeastern Europe; eastern Asia
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Hippocastanaceae, Hippocastanaceae, horse-chestnut family - trees having showy flowers and inedible nutlike seeds in a leathery capsule
Aesculus hippocastanum, horse chestnut, buckeye - tree having palmate leaves and large clusters of white to red flowers followed by brown shiny inedible seeds
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Please do not confuse these true chestnuts with the inedible, and even poisonous, horse chestnut of the Aesculus species.
Aesculus species have different medicinal or cosmetic uses, and the bark of the horse chestnut contains low amounts of gallic and tannic acids which are used in industrial applications.
We chose two Aesculus species because they are related.