Origin of pecan
Examples from the Web for pecan
The rest of Perry, with its population of around 15,000, is ringed by churches, pecan groves, and cotton fields.Nunn-Perdue: The Devil Went Down to Perry, Georgia|Patricia Murphy|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
INSIDER TIP: Bring a collapsible sports chair and (try to) leave room for pecan pie and bread pudding.
Outside, oak and hickory and pecan trees dotted the rolling grassland.
Girls weighed 90 pounds and barfed after eating a whole half-gallon of butter pecan ice cream.
He moves past the thick-trunked oak and pecan trees, headed for the city bus stop two blocks away.
Sometimes Betsey put a half cup of walnut meats or pecan meats through the meat chopper and molded them into the cream.A Little Candy Book for a Little Girl|Amy L. Waterman
Two years ago an old fellow came up from the middle of the island to see if our pecan trees were the same kind as his.
In such regions, early varieties should be planted, for early ripening of fruit and wood usually go together in the pecan.The Pecan and its Culture|H. Harold Hume
Southern people insist upon this, as the pecan is the pride of the Southern states.Trees Every Child Should Know|Julia Ellen Rogers
We find that hickories grafted on pecan stocks do well, putting on two and one-half to three feet of new growth in a year.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting|Northern Nut Growers Association
British Dictionary definitions for pecan
Word Origin for pecan
Word Origin and History for pecan
1712, paccan "the pecan tree," or a related hickory, from French pacane, from an Algonquian word meaning "nut" (cf. Cree pakan "hard-shelled nut," Ojibwa bagaan, Abenaki pagann, Fox /paka:ni/).