bitternut definition

  • noun:
    • A hickory tree (Carya cordiformis) of east the united states, having thin-shelled peanuts with bitter kernels.
    • The bitternut hickory, Carya cordiformis, a standard hickory tree indigenous to the east US and southeast Canada.
    • Its fruit, a bitter fan often made use of as feed for livestock.
    • The swamp hickory (Carya amara). Its thin-shelled peanuts tend to be bitter.
    • The swamp-hickory of the united states of america, Carya amara. Its nuts are thin-shelled, with an intensely bitter kernel.
    • hickory of the east US having a leaves with 7 or 9 leaflets and thin-shelled very sour nuts

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