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pig·nut

 (pĭg′nŭt′)
n.
1.
a. Either of two hickory trees (Carya glabra or C. ovalis) of the eastern United States, having nuts with somewhat bitter kernels.
b. The nut of either of these trees.
2. See earthnut.

pignut

(ˈpɪɡˌnʌt)
n
1. (Plants)
a. the bitter nut of any of several North American hickory trees, esp Carya glabra (brown hickory)
b. any of the trees bearing such a nut
2. (Plants) another name for earthnut

pig•nut

(ˈpɪgˌnʌt)

n.
1. the bitter nut of several hickories, esp. Carya glabra, of North America.
2. any of these trees.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pignut - an American hickory tree having bitter nutspignut - an American hickory tree having 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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