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.
Contemporary Examples

Tea Party Prepared to Fight the GOP Forever, Even After Tuesday’s Losses David Freedlander May 6, 2014
Ohio Republican Party Goes to War With Itself, Leaving 2016 in Doubt David Freedlander September 3, 2013
Ohio Voting Bill Could Lead to Long Lines, Voter Purges MSNBC December 17, 2013
Mike Rowe: ‘Dirty Jobs’ Host Says He Did Not Endorse Mitt Romney Lloyd Grove October 10, 2012
Superman Is Jewish: The Hebrew Roots of America’s Greatest Superhero Rich Goldstein August 15, 2014

Historical Examples

Sequoia [California] National Park United States Department of the Interior
Devil’s Ford Bret Harte
Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
Harper’s Young People, May 25, 1880 Various
The Boys of ’61 Charles Carleton Coffin.

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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