pignut

[pig-nuht]
noun
  1. the nut of the brown hickory, Carya glabra, of North America.
  2. the tree itself.
  3. the tuber of a European plant, Conopodium denudatum.

Origin of pignut

First recorded in 1600–10; pig1 + nut
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pignut

noun
  1. Also called: hognut
    1. the bitter nut of any of several North American hickory trees, esp Carya glabra (brown hickory)
    2. any of the trees bearing such a nut
  2. another name for earthnut
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