Buckeye

Buck"eye`

(bk"`), n. 1. (Bot.) A name given to several American trees and shrubs of the same genus (sculus) as the horse chestnut.
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The Ohio buckeye, or Fetid buckeye, is Aesculus glabra. -- Red buckeye is Aesculus Pavia. -- Small buckeye is Aesculus paviflora. -- Sweet buckeye, or Yellow buckeye, is Aesculus flava.
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2. A cant name for a native or resident of Ohio. [U.S.]
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Buckeye State, Ohio; -- so called because buckeye trees abound there.
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