Definition of Pignut

1. Noun. An American hickory tree having bitter nuts.

Exact synonyms: Black Hickory, Brown Hickory, Carya Glabra, Pignut Hickory
Group relationships: Carya, Genus Carya
Generic synonyms: Hickory, Hickory Tree



Definition of Pignut

1. n. See Groundnut (d).

Definition of Pignut

1. Noun. The edible tuber of ''Conopodium majus'', native to western Europe. ¹

2. Noun. (American English) Any of various types of hickory or their fruits; a hognut. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pignut

1. a hickory nut [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pignut

1. See Groundnut . The bitter-flavored nut of a species of hickory (Carya glabra, or porcina); also, the tree itself. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pignut

pigmentum nigrum
pigmies
pigmoid
pigmy
pigmy talinum
pignoli
pignolia
pignolias
pignolis
pignora
pignoration
pignorations
pignorative
pignose turtle
pignus
pignut (current term)
pignut hickory
pignuts
pigopolies
pigopolist
pigopolists
pigopoly
pigout
pigouts
pigpen
pigpens
pigs
pigs' feet
pigs' knuckles
pigs can fly

Literary usage of Pignut

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1. Our Trees, how to Know Them by Clarence Moores Weed (1918)
"For a Hickory the outline of the pignut tree in winter is graceful and attractive. ... The flowers of the pignut develop rather late in spring, ..."

2. Glossary of Terms and Phrases by Henry Percy Smith (1883)
"Colouring matter of any tissue ; eg in freckles ; in the skin of dark races ; in the P. nigrum, on the inner surface of the choroid coat of the eye. pignut. ..."

3. Trees and Tree-planting by James Sanks Brisbin (1888)
"pignut Hickory.—Its Size, Attainable Height, and Particular Qualities.—Quality of its Fruit, and for What Used.—The Mocker Nut.—Attainable Height and Size. ..."

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