bitter pignut

noun
hickory of the eastern United States having a leaves with 7 or 9 leaflets and thin-shelled very bitter nuts
Hypernyms: ↑hickory, ↑hickory tree
Member Holonyms: ↑Carya, ↑genus Carya

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noun

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  • bitter hickory — noun hickory of the eastern United States having a leaves with 7 or 9 leaflets and thin shelled very bitter nuts • Syn: ↑bitternut, ↑bitternut hickory, ↑bitter pignut, ↑swamp hickory, ↑Carya cordiformis • Hypernyms: ↑hickory, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pignut — Pig nut (p[i^]g n[u^]t), n. (Bot.) (a) See {Groundnut} (d) . (b) The bitter flavored nut of a species of hickory ({Carya glabra} syn. {Carya porcina}); also, the tree itself. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pignut — [pig′nut΄] n. ☆ 1. any of several bitter, astringent hickory nuts ☆ 2. any of the hickory trees on which these nuts grow …   English World dictionary

  • pignut hickory — noun an American hickory tree having bitter nuts • Syn: ↑pignut, ↑brown hickory, ↑black hickory, ↑Carya glabra • Hypernyms: ↑hickory, ↑hickory tree • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bitter earth — Earth Earth ([ e]rth), n. [AS. eor[eth]e; akin to OS. ertha, OFries. irthe, D. aarde, OHG. erda, G. erde, Icel. j[ o]r[eth], Sw. & Dan. jord, Goth. a[=i]r[thorn]a, OHG. ero, Gr. ?, adv., to earth, and perh. to E. ear to plow.] 1. The globe or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pignut — noun Date: 1666 1. any of several bitter flavored hickory nuts 2. a hickory (as Carya glabra and C. cordiformis) bearing pignuts …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pignut — pig•nut [[t]ˈpɪgˌnʌt[/t]] n. 1) pln the bitter nut of several hickories, esp. Carya glabra, of North America 2) pln any of these trees • Etymology: 1600–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • Carya — noun genus of large deciduous nut bearing trees; United States and China • Syn: ↑genus Carya • Hypernyms: ↑dicot genus, ↑magnoliopsid genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Juglandaceae, ↑family Juglandaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bitternut — noun hickory of the eastern United States having a leaves with 7 or 9 leaflets and thin shelled very bitter nuts • Syn: ↑bitternut hickory, ↑bitter hickory, ↑bitter pignut, ↑swamp hickory, ↑Carya cordiformis • Hypernyms: ↑hickory, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Carya — noun genus of large deciduous nut bearing trees; United States and China • Syn: ↑Carya • Hypernyms: ↑dicot genus, ↑magnoliopsid genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Juglandaceae, ↑family Juglandaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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