beechnut

[beech-nuht]

Origin of beechnut

First recorded in 1730–40; beech + nut
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beechnut

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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