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  1. the small, triangular, edible nut of the beech.
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Origin of beechnut

First recorded in 1730–40; beech + nut
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Examples from the Web for beechnut

Historical Examples

  • If the coating has spiny hairs, as in the Chestnut and Beechnut, the whole is a bur.

    Trees of the Northern United States

    Austin C. Apgar

  • 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.'

British Dictionary definitions for beechnut


  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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