Ohio buckeye


noun

See under buckeye(def 1).

Origin of Ohio buckeye

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10

Definition for ohio buckeye (2 of 2)

buckeye

[ buhk-ahy ]
/ ˈbʌkˌaɪ /

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.

Origin of buckeye

1755–65, Americanism; buck1 stag + eye, orig. used to designate def. 1, in allusion to the look of the seed
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British Dictionary definitions for ohio 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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