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beechnut

[beech-nuht] /ˈbitʃˌnʌt/
noun
1.
the small, triangular, edible nut of the beech.
Origin of beechnut
1730-1740
First recorded in 1730-40; beech + nut
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  • 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

beechnut

/ˈbiːtʃˌnʌt/
noun
1.
the small brown triangular edible nut of the beech tree. Collectively, the nuts are often termed beech mast, esp when lying on the ground
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