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Horse-chestnut \Horse`-chest"nut\, Horsechestnut \Horse`chest"nut\, n.

  1. (Bot.) The large nutlike seed of a species of [AE]sculus ( [AE]sculus Hippocastanum), formerly ground, and fed to horses, whence the name. The seed is not considered edible by humans. [WordNet sense 2]

  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]


n. 1 A native or resident of the American state of Ohio. 2 A common name for the '''' butterfly.

  1. n. the inedible nutlike seed of the horse chestnut [syn: 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, Aesculus hippocastanum]

  3. a resident of Ohio [syn: Ohioan]

Buckeye, AZ -- U.S. town in Arizona
Population (2000): 6537
Housing Units (2000): 2344
Land area (2000): 145.753405 sq. miles (377.499569 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 145.753405 sq. miles (377.499569 sq. km)
FIPS code: 07940
Located within: Arizona (AZ), FIPS 04
Location: 33.436561 N, 112.593253 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 85326
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Buckeye, AZ
Buckeye, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
Population (2000): 110
Housing Units (2000): 50
Land area (2000): 1.003691 sq. miles (2.599547 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.003691 sq. miles (2.599547 sq. km)
FIPS code: 09100
Located within: Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
Location: 42.418274 N, 93.375870 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Buckeye, IA

Buckeye may refer to:

  • Buckeye (tree), several tree species of the genus Aesculus
  • Buckeye (nickname), a nickname for residents of the U.S. state of Ohio, the "buckeye state"
    • Ohio State Buckeyes, the intercollegiate athletic teams of The Ohio State University
    • Brutus Buckeye, the mascot of The Ohio State University
  • Buckeye (chicken), a breed of chicken originating in Ohio
  • Buckeye, a named passenger train operated by the Pennsylvania Railroad between Cleveland, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Buckeyes, the athletic teams of Nelsonville-York High School, Nelsonville, Ohio
  • Buckeye Industries, an American aircraft manufacturer
  • Junonia coenia, also called Buckeye, a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae found in the United States and Canada
  • T-2 Buckeye, an aircraft
  • Buckeye candy (a.k.a. Buckeyes), a peanut butter and chocolate candy made to resemble the nut of a buckeye tree
  • "Buckeye", a song by Lamb of God from the album Burn The Priest
  • Buckeye coupler, a railway car coupler
Places in the United States
  • Buckeye, Arizona
  • Buckeye, California (disambiguation)
  • Buckeye, Colorado
  • Buckeye, Indiana
  • Buckeye, Iowa
  • Buckeye, Kansas
  • Buckeye, Kentucky
  • Buckeye, New Mexico
  • Buckeye Township (disambiguation)
  • Buckeye, Washington
  • Buckeye, West Virginia
  • Buckeye Lake, Ohio
  • Buckeye-Shaker, a neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio

Usage examples of "buckeye".

It ran from the gold mines down near the Mexican border beginning at Lukeville up through Gunsight, to Ajo, through Gila Bend, and finally into Buckeye, where it linked up with the railroad that ran east and west out of Phoenix.

Here the white basswood grew alongside the hemlock and the bitternut hickory, and the beeches and sweet buckeyes locked arms.

With the top-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions in town for a showdown with the Buckeyes, the entire city of Columbus awakened to thoughts of football.

The fog that swept down the San Geronimo valley from the ocean kept the hill sides and valleys lush with with all kinds of trees: buckeyes, bays, oaks, madrones, firs, and redwoods.

They were the clothes of a bum, and the possessions which had spilled out of the cart when it overturned suggested the same: an old pair of airtip dress shoes, a length of frayed rope, a Barbie doll, a blue jacket with BUCKEYE LANES printed on the back in gold thread, a bottle of wine, half-full, stoppered with what looked like the finger of a lady's evening glove, and a boombox radio which had to be at least ten years old.

Then came the sound of approaching wheels along the invisible highway beyond the buckeyes, and then a halt and silence.

One afternoon he was working near the road, when he was startled by an outcry from his Chinese laborers, their rapid dispersal from the strawberry beds where they were working, the splintering crash of his fence rails, and a commotion among the buckeyes.

It was sunset when he stood under the buckeyes, gloomily looking at the glow fade out of the west, as it had out of his boyish hopes.

Over in that direction, beyond the clump of buckeyes, on the Red Chief turnpike.

It seemed ungracious to tell her of his loathing for the Buckeye comedies, those blasphemous caricatures of worth-while screen art.

Baird, who had devoted the best part of an active career to the production of Buckeye comedies, and who regarded them as at least one expression of the very highest art, did not even flinch at these cool words.

He thawed somewhat from the reserve that Buckeye comedies had put upon him.

Buddy Parkins didn't believe that there was any woman named Helen Vaughan in Buckeye Lake, and he wasn't so sure this mysterious Lewis Farren even had a mother —.

The boy who had claimed to be going to his aunt, Helen Vaughan, in the town of Buckeye Lake.

Our favorite spot outside the city had been the beach at Buckeye Lake.