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Related to bitternut: Carya cordiformis


1. (Plants) an E North American hickory tree, Carya cordiformis, with thin-shelled nuts and bitter kernels
2. (Plants) the nut of this plant


(ˈbɪt ərˌnʌt)

a hickory, Carya cordiformis, of the E and southern U.S., bearing a smooth, gray, bitter seed.
[1800–10, Amer.]
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Noun1.bitternut - hickory of the eastern United States having a leaves with 7 or 9 leaflets and thin-shelled very bitter nutsbitternut - hickory of the eastern United States having a leaves with 7 or 9 leaflets and thin-shelled very bitter nuts
Carya, genus Carya - genus of large deciduous nut-bearing trees; United States and China
hickory tree, hickory - American hardwood tree bearing edible nuts
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COMMON NAMES: True Hickory Group: Hickory, shagbark, shellbark, mockernut, pignut Pecan Hickory Group: pecan, bitternut, water and nutmeg hickory.
I write down bitternut, based on the moist, lowland terrain I find myself in, but wish I could be more certain.
Another reason that would-be nutpickers do not gather hickory nuts is that they cannot differentiate the shagbark hickory from its bitternut and mockernut relatives, which do not bear edible nuts.
Pecan, pecan hickory, Southern pecan, pecan nut, pecan tree, faux hickory, sweet pecan, water hickory, bitter pecan, low ground hickory, wild pecan, swamp hickory, wild pecan, pignut hickory, water bitternut
rubra), blackwalnut (Juglans nigra), sugar maple, white ash, slippery elm, basswood (Tilia americana), black cherry, bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis), and shagbark hickory (C.
Un dia de junio, Ken, acompanado de sus perros, subio a la cima de la montana Bitternut.
I have been astounded at the adaptability and hardiness of Bitternut Hickory (Carya cordiformis).
Bitternut hickory, American beech, hemlock, basswood, ironwood and white ash are also present.
Bitternut Hickory--Carya cordiformis; a deciduous tree, family Juglandaceae; grown for shade, and for its wood, which is used in making tool handles, ladders, furniture, sporting goods, implements, woodenware, and for fuel and smoking meat.
ailanthus Alnus glutinosa European alder Betula alleghaniensis yellow birch Betula lenta sweet birch Betula nigra river birch Carya alba mockernut hickory Carya cordiformis bitternut hickory Carya glabra pignut hickory Carya laciniosa shellbark hickory Carya ovata shagbark hickory Carya spp.
Koch; Bitternut hickory; Woodlands in the northern half of property; Common and widespread; C = 5; BSUH 17330.
Conversely, bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis) and red ash were more successful in the fenced treatment.