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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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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
so called because the nut is difficult to extract
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