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a. 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.
b. The large shiny brown seed of any of these plants.
2. A nymphalid butterfly (Junonia coenia) of North America, having brownish wings with orange markings and conspicuous eyespots.
3. Buckeye A native or resident of Ohio.

[buck + eye.]


(Plants) 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. Also called: bugeye See also horse chestnut



n., pl. -eyes.
1. any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Aesculus, of the horse chestnut family, having gray, scaly bark and palmate leaves.
2. the brown nut of any of these trees.
3. (cap.) a native or inhabitant of Ohio (used as a nickname).
[1755–65, Amer.; buck1 stag + eye, alluding to the look of the nut]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buckeye - the inedible nutlike seed of the horse chestnutbuckeye - the inedible nutlike seed of the horse chestnut
seed - a small hard fruit
2.buckeye - tree having palmate leaves and large clusters of white to red flowers followed by brown shiny inedible seedsbuckeye - tree having palmate leaves and large clusters of white to red flowers followed by brown shiny inedible seeds
Aesculus, genus Aesculus - deciduous trees or some shrubs of North America; southeastern Europe; eastern Asia
sweet buckeye - a tall and often cultivated buckeye of the central United States
Ohio buckeye - a buckeye with scaly grey bark that is found in the central United States
bottlebrush buckeye, dwarf buckeye - a spreading shrub with pink flowers; found in southeastern United States
red buckeye - a shrub buckeye of southern United States
particolored buckeye - a buckeye marked by different colors or tints
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
3.Buckeye - a native or resident of Ohio
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States


n (US) → Rosskastanie f; (= seed)Kastanie f
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Plans for the winter Salmon River Abundance of salmon west of the mountains New arrangements Caches Cerre's detachment Movements in Fontenelle's camp Departure of the Blackfeet Their fortunes Wind Mountain streams Buckeye, the Delaware hunter, and the grizzly bear Bones of murdered travellers Visit to Pierre's Hole Traces of the battle Nez Perce Indians Arrival at Salmon River
After some search Buckeye was discovered, quietly seated at a considerable distance in the rear, waiting the expected approach of the party, not knowing that they had passed, the snow having covered their trail.
I left them round at the old Buckeye Spring, where they're handy without attracting attention.
Seth Richmond went slowly along Main Street, past Wacker's Cigar Store and the Town Hall, and into Buckeye Street.
The buckeye does not grow in New England, and the mockingbird is rarely heard here.
Through a near vista she looked at a buckeye tree in full blossom as though her eyes encountered it for the first time.
We're talking about real buckeyes, the nutlike seeds that grow on the trees of the same name.
On the Topless Visit to the Lincoln Memorial by the Lady Buckeyes Rugby Team
The Buckeyes, leading 22-16, had a first down at the Texas 29, but they lost four yards on the next three plays and Josh Huston, who had made five field goals, was just wide on a 50-yarder.
His goal is to get the Garwood running and install it on one of his two Buckeyes.
However, there has been a continual reduction in Buckeyes since 1992 when T-45 Goshawks arrived in VTs 21 and 22 to carry on the jet training mission.
Ohio boasts 11 national champion trees, but none are buckeyes, even though two buckeyes--the yellow and the 0hio--are native species.

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