Aesculus hippocastanum

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Noun1.Aesculus hippocastanum - tree having palmate leaves and large clusters of white to red flowers followed by brown shiny inedible seedsAesculus hippocastanum - tree having palmate leaves and large clusters of white to red flowers followed by brown shiny inedible seeds
Aesculus, genus Aesculus - deciduous trees or some shrubs of North America; southeastern Europe; eastern Asia
sweet buckeye - a tall and often cultivated buckeye of the central United States
Ohio buckeye - a buckeye with scaly grey bark that is found in the central United States
bottlebrush buckeye, dwarf buckeye - a spreading shrub with pink flowers; found in southeastern United States
red buckeye - a shrub buckeye of southern United States
particolored buckeye - a buckeye marked by different colors or tints
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
References in classic literature ?
There is a nut abounding in the valley, called by the Typees 'armor', closely resembling our common horse-chestnut.