pignut

[pig-nuht]
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noun

the nut of the brown hickory, Carya glabra, of North America.
the tree itself.
the tuber of a European plant, Conopodium denudatum.

Origin of pignut

First recorded in 1600–10; pig1 + nut
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pignut

noun

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
another name for earthnut
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