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[beech-nuht] /ˈbitʃˌnʌt/
the small, triangular, edible nut of the beech.
Origin of beechnut
First recorded in 1730-40; beech + nut Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • If the coating has spiny hairs, as in the Chestnut and beechnut, the whole is a bur.

  • He did not want the beechnut; but he did want to nose it out.

    Wood Folk at School William J. Long
  • The story is a chapter or two of beechnut, best of the Franconia books.

  • Malleville immediately recognised the voice as that of beechnut.

  • beechnut said that we could always see it coming in the east, at the end of the night.'

  • beechnut,” said Phonny, “are you going into the woods again for another load?

    Stuyvesant Jacob Abbott
  • She began to be a little frightened at this appeal to beechnut.

    Stuyvesant Jacob Abbott
  • She did not however quite get up, and so beechnut let her down to the ground again.

    Stuyvesant Jacob Abbott
  • “And I suppose of course, he will be more of a boy than you,” said beechnut.

    Stuyvesant Jacob Abbott
  • Phonny knew that this was where beechnut was going, and so he turned in.

    Stuyvesant Jacob Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for beechnut


the small brown triangular edible nut of the beech tree. Collectively, the nuts are often termed beech mast, esp when lying on the ground
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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