buckeye

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Horse-chestnut \Horse'-chest"nut\, Horsechestnut \Horse'chest"nut\, noun

1. (Bot.) The large nutlike seed of a species of {Aesculus} ({Aesculus Hippocastanum}), formerly ground, and fed to horses, whence the name. The seed is not considered edible by humans. [WordNet sense 2] [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

2. (Bot.) The tree itself ({Aesculus hippocastanum}), which was brought from Constantinople in the beginning of the sixteenth century, and is now common in the temperate zones of both hemispheres; it has palmate leaves and large clusters of white to red flowers followed by brown shiny inedible seeds. The native American species is also called {buckeye} and {conker}. [WordNet sense 1] [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Buckeye \Buck"eye'\ (b[u^]k"[imac]'), noun

1. (Bot.) A name given to several American trees and shrubs of the same genus ({[AE]sculus}) as the horse chestnut.

{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}.

2. A cant name for a native or resident of Ohio. [U.S.]

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

buckeye

noun

1: the inedible nutlike seed of the horse chestnut [syn: {buckeye}, {horse chestnut}, {conker}]

2: tree having palmate leaves and large clusters of white to red flowers followed by brown shiny inedible seeds [syn: {horse chestnut}, {buckeye}, {Aesculus hippocastanum}]

3: a native or resident of Ohio [syn: {Ohioan}, {Buckeye}]


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