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buckeye

[ buhk-ahy ]
/ ˈbʌkˌaɪ /
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noun, plural buck·eyes.

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.

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Origin of buckeye

An Americanism first recorded in 1755–65; buck1 “stag” + eye, originally used to designate def. 1, in reference to the look of the seed
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British Dictionary definitions for buckeye

buckeye
/ (ˈbʌkˌaɪ) /

noun

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 HippocastanaceaeSee also horse chestnut
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