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mockernut

[ mok-er-nuht ]
/ ˈmɒk ərˌnʌt /
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noun
a North American hickory, Carya tomentosa, bearing a sweet, edible nut.
the nut itself.
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Also called mockernut hickory .

Origin of mockernut

1795–1805, Americanism; apparently mocker + nut
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British Dictionary definitions for mockernut

mockernut
/ (ˈmɒkəˌnʌt) /

noun
Also called: black hickory a species of smooth-barked hickory, Carya tomentosa, with fragrant foliage that turns bright yellow in autumn
the nut of this tree

Word Origin for mockernut

so called because the nut is difficult to extract
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