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beechnut

[ beech-nuht ]
/ ˈbitʃˌnʌt /
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noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for beechnut

beechnut
/ (ˈbiːtʃˌnʌt) /

noun

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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