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pe·can

(pĭ-kän′, -kăn′, pē′kăn)
n.
1. A deciduous tree (Carya illinoinensis) of the central and southern United States, having deeply furrowed bark, pinnately compound leaves, and edible nuts.
2. The smooth, thin-shelled oval nut of this tree.

[North American French pacane, from Illinois pakani, nut, from Proto-Algonquian *paka·n-, large nut.]

pecan

(pɪˈkæn; ˈpiːkən)
n
1. (Plants) a hickory tree, Carya pecan (or C. illinoensis), of the southern US, having deeply furrowed bark and edible nuts
2. (Plants) the smooth oval nut of this tree, which has a sweet oily kernel
[C18: from Algonquian paccan; related to Ojibwa pagân nut with a hard shell, Cree pakan]

pe•can

(pɪˈkɑn, -ˈkæn, ˈpi kæn)

n.
1. a tall hickory tree, Carya illinoinensis, of the southern U.S. and Mexico, cultivated for its oval, smooth-shelled, edible nuts.
2. a nut of this tree.
[1765–75, Amer.; < Mississippi Valley French pacane < Illinois pakani < Proto-Algonquian *paka·n- nut (derivative of *pake·- crack nuts)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pecan - wood of a pecan treepecan - wood of a pecan tree      
Carya illinoensis, Carya illinoinsis, pecan tree, pecan - tree of southern United States and Mexico cultivated for its nuts
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.pecan - tree of southern United States and Mexico cultivated for its nutspecan - tree of southern United States and Mexico cultivated for its nuts
pecan - smooth brown oval nut of south central United States
Carya, genus Carya - genus of large deciduous nut-bearing trees; United States and China
pecan - wood of a pecan tree
nut tree - tree bearing edible nuts
3.pecan - smooth brown oval nut of south central United States
edible nut - a hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell
Carya illinoensis, Carya illinoinsis, pecan tree, pecan - tree of southern United States and Mexico cultivated for its nuts
Translations
pekaanipähkinäpekaanipähkinäpuu

pecan

[ˈpiːkæn] Npacana f

pecan

[pɪˈkæn ˈpiːkən] n (= nut) → pécan m, noix f de pécan pecan piepecan pie ntarte f aux pécans

pecan

n (= nut)Pecannuss f; (= tree)Hickory m

pecan

[pɪˈkæn] npecan m inv
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