Buckeye definition

bŭkī
The seed.
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(informal) A person born or living in Ohio, called the Buckeye State.
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A nymphalid butterfly (Junonia coenia) of North America, having brownish wings with orange markings and conspicuous eyespots.
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Any of several North American trees or shrubs of the genus Aesculus, having palmately compound leaves, erect panicles of white, yellow, or red flowers, and a leathery capsule containing one or more large seeds. All parts of the plant are poisonous.
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The large shiny brown seed of any of these plants.
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Any of various trees (genus Aesculus) of the horse-chestnut family with large capsules enclosing shiny brown seeds.
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A native or resident of the American state of Ohio.
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A common name for the Junonia coenia butterfly.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
buckeye
Plural:
buckeyes

Origin of buckeye

  • buck eye

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition