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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Horse-chestnut  \Horse`-chest"nut\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  a  The  large  nutlike  seed  of  a  species  of  {[AE]sculus} 
  ({[AE].  Hippocastanum}),  formerly  ground,  and  fed  to 
  horses,  whence  the  name 
  b  The  tree  itself  which  was  brought  from  Constantinople 
  in  the  beginning  of  the  sixteenth  century,  and  is  now 
  common  in  the  temperate  zones  of  both  hemispheres.  The 
  native  American  species  are  called  {buckeyes}. 




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