pignut

[ pig-nuht ]

noun
  1. the nut of the brown hickory, Carya glabra, of North America.

  2. the tree itself.

  1. the tuber of a European plant, Conopodium denudatum.

Origin of pignut

1
First recorded in 1600–10; pig1 + nut

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British Dictionary definitions for pignut

pignut

/ (ˈpɪɡˌnʌt) /


noun
  1. Also called: hognut

    • the bitter nut of any of several North American hickory trees, esp Carya glabra (brown hickory)

    • any of the trees bearing such a nut

  2. another name for earthnut

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