pignut


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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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Dispersal of sweet pignut hickory in a year of low fruit production, and the influence of predation by Curculionid beetle.
49 MBF Int 1/4" more or less; Pignut Hickory Saw Timber - 1.
saccharinum]); hickory (primarily pignut hickory [Carya glabra], mockemut hickory [C.
COMMON NAMES: True Hickory Group: Hickory, shagbark, shellbark, mockernut, pignut Pecan Hickory Group: pecan, bitternut, water and nutmeg hickory.
Plants tested were: 1, hophornbeam; 2, magnolia; 3, basswood; 4, American plum; 5, sweetgum; 6, pignut hickory; 7, live oak; 8, cherry laurel; 9, crinum; 10, daylily; 11, amaryllis; 12, Mexican petunia; 13, snapdragon; 14, pansy; 15, lily of the Nile; 16, canna; 17, society garlic; 18, African iris; 19, walking iris; 20, giant apostle's iris; 21, bush daisy; 22, tropical sage; 23, tread softly; 24, painted leaf; 25, Florida pusley.
The overstory of these forests is composed primarily of eastern red cedar, with hackberry (Celtis laevigata), winged elm (Ulmus alata), blue ash (Fraxinus quadrangulata), Ohio buckeye (Aesculus glabra), pignut hickory (Carya glabra), and several oaks (Quercus spp.
A number of easily accessible and recognisable plants grow profusely in the kinds of environments in which hermits in western Europe lived: wild watercress by rivers and streams, fat hen and pignut (plants with an edible, tuberous route) at field edges, dandelions, nettles and wild chervil in and near woodlands, sea kale and marsh samphire near coasts.
Conopodium majus ydi'r enw gwyddonol ar hwn ac earthnut neu pignut yn Saesneg.