buck·​eye | \ ˈbək-ˌī How to pronounce buckeye (audio) \

Definition of buckeye

1 : any of various shrubs or trees (genus Aesculus) of the horse-chestnut family also : the large nutlike seed of such a shrub or tree
2 capitalized : a native or resident of Ohio used as a nickname

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The garden is home to currants, ferns, monkeyflower, bee plant, manzanitas, California lilac, penstemon, sages, buckeye trees and annual wildflowers. Marta Yamamoto, The Mercury News, "See how your yard can go native at annual East Bay garden tour," 12 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of buckeye

1763, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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buck·​eye | \ ˈbək-ˌī How to pronounce buckeye (audio) \

Kids Definition of buckeye

: a tree with showy clusters of flowers and large brown inedible nutlike seeds

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