pignut definition

  • noun:
    • Either of two deciduous trees (Carya glabra or C. ovalis) associated with the east United States, having pinnately compound departs, male plants grouped in catkins, and peanuts with notably bitter kernels.
    • The fan of either of these woods.
    • The timber of either of those trees.
    • The delicious tuber of Conopodium majus, indigenous to western Europe.
    • any one of various types of hickory or their particular fresh fruits; a hognut.
    • See groundnut (d).
    • The bitter-flavored nut of a species of hickory (Carya glabra syn. Carya porcina); additionally, the tree it self.
    • just like hawknut.
    • The good fresh fruit of a North United states tree, the brown hickory, Hicoria glabra (Carya porcina); in addition, the tree it self.
    • The fresh fruit of Omphalea triandra and O. diandra, associated with western Indies and south usa.
    • an American hickory tree having sour peanuts

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