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[buhk-ahy] /ˈbʌkˌaɪ/
noun, plural buckeyes.
any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Aesculus, as A. glabra (Ohio buckeye) having palmate leaves, gray, scaly bark, and bell-shaped greenish-yellow flowers in upright clusters: the state tree of Ohio.
the brown nut of any of these trees.
(initial capital letter) a native or inhabitant of Ohio (used as a nickname).
a butterfly, Precis lavinia, having dark-brown wings with purple or red eyespots.
Origin of buckeye
1755-65, Americanism; buck1 stag + eye, orig. used to designate def. 1, in allusion to the look of the seed Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • buckeye Flat is a newly developed area on this road, half a mile above Hospital Rock.

    Sequoia [California] National Park United States Department of the Interior
  • Christie crept nearer to the edge of the slope in the shadow of a buckeye.

    Devil's Ford Bret Harte
  • The shop was in the cheap part of Main Streetthe wrong side of buckeye, which divided the two districts.

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
  • buckeye boys use them for marbles, and are very proud of their namesake.

  • I witnessed the reception given him by the boys of the buckeye State.

    The Boys of '61 Charles Carleton Coffin.
British Dictionary definitions for buckeye


any of several North American trees of the genus Aesculus, esp A. glabra (Ohio buckeye), having erect clusters of white or red flowers and prickly fruits: family Hippocastanaceae See also horse chestnut
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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