Buck-eye



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.
Historical Examples

Woodcraft Alan Douglas
The Boy Hunters Captain Mayne Reid
The Quadroon Mayne Reid
Boat-Building and Boating Daniel Carter Beard
Woodcraft Alan Douglas
Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Work Projects Administration

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 Hippocastanaceae See also horse chestnut
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