Definition of Bitternut

1. Noun. Hickory of the eastern United States having a leaves with 7 or 9 leaflets and thin-shelled very bitter nuts.




Definition of Bitternut

1. n. The swamp hickory (Carya amara). Its thin-shelled nuts are bitter.

Definition of Bitternut

1. Noun. The bitternut hickory, (spelink Carya cordiformis), a common hickory tree native to the eastern United States and southeast Canada. ¹

2. Noun. Its fruit, a bitter nut sometimes used as feed for livestock. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bitternut

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Medical Definition of Bitternut

1. The swamp hickory (Carya amara). Its thin-shelled nuts are bitter. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bitternut

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Literary usage of Bitternut

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1. The Nut Culturist: A Treatise on the Propagation, Planting and Cultivation by Andrew Samuel Fuller (1896)
"bitternut. pointed, obcordata (Pig. 51), slightly depressed; shell very thin, smooth, white; kernel intensely bitter when fully ripe, but greedily eaten by ..."

2. Our Native Trees and how to Identify Them: A Popular Study of Their Habits by Harriet Louise Keeler (1900)
"... or wings reach from the apex half way to the base ; sometimes two of these reach the base, all of them never. The kernel is extremely bitter. bitternut. ..."

3. The MAGAZINE of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and (1856)
"The bitternut (Carya amara) has marks which are unquestionably distinctive. ... The leaves of the bitternut are on slender stalks, and exceed the other ..."

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