Buck"eye` (?), n.

1. Bot.

A name given to several American trees and shrubs of the same genus (Aesculus) as the horse chestnut.

The Ohio buckeye, ∨ Fetid buckeye, is Aesculus glabra. -- Red buckeye is Ae. Pavia. -- Small buckeye is Ae. paviflora. -- Sweet buckeye, ∨ Yellow buckeye, is Ae. flava.


A cant name for a native in Ohio.


Buckeye State, Ohio; -- so called because buckeye trees abound there.


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