hognut

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Related to Pig-nut: pignut hickory, Conopodium majus

hognut

(ˈhɒɡˌnʌt)
n
(Plants) another name for pignut
References in classic literature ?
Dig away, boys," said Silver with the coolest insolence; "you'll find some pig-nuts and I shouldn't wonder.
And the otters had cleared off all the frogs while he was asleep in winter--"I have not had a good square meal for a fortnight, I am living on pig-nuts.
Tabaqui came to me not long ago with some rude talk that I was a naked man's cub and not fit to dig pig-nuts.
has proved impossible in the past, but, discouraged by another day of boredom and not enough pig-nuts, at last Russell comes up with an escape plan.
When I came across a lesson called life skills' in a school curriculum recently, I had visions of Ray Mears instructing us on where to dig for pig-nuts in the countryside, or how to roof our jungle shelter with leaves, but I expect that what is actually taught in these lessons is by no means as instructive or interesting.
Digging there, I found two green pig-nuts joined together, with the thick husks on, buried about an inch and a half under the reddish soil of decayed hemlock leaves,--just the right depth to plant it.