Definition of Bitter pecan

1. Noun. Hickory of southern United States having many narrow leaflets and rather bitter nuts.

Exact synonyms: Carya Aquatica, Water Bitternut, Water Hickory
Group relationships: Carya, Genus Carya
Generic synonyms: Hickory, Hickory Tree

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bitter Pecan

bitter chocolate
bitter cress
bitter dock
bitter end
bitter ends
bitter floom
bitter hickory
bitter lemon
bitter melon
bitter melons
bitter orange
bitter orange peel
bitter orange peel oil
bitter orange tree
bitter pea
bitter pecan (current term)
bitter peptides
bitter pignut
bitter pill
bitter pill to swallow
bitter principle
bitter principles
bitter salts
bitter spar
bitter tonic
bitter water

Literary usage of Bitter pecan

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"(J. aquatica Michx. f., C. aquatica Nutt.). Southeastern US, west to Texas. Water Hickory, Swamp Hickory, bitter pecan, Water Bitter-nut. Kernel bitter. ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"bitter pecan. Usually small tree, rarely to 100 ft., with light brown bark separating into long, thin platee: winter-buds dark reddish brown: Ifts. 7-13, ..."

3. The Tree Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Trees of North America by Julia Ellen Rogers (1905)
"(H. Texana) bitter pecan (H. mimina) BITTERNUT DD. Buds red; nut angled; leaflets 9 to 13. D. Buds yellow; nuts smooth; leaflets 7 to 9. ..."

4. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1887)
"43 Haw, Pear 27 Haw,Bed 26 Haw, Scarlet 26 Heart-leaved Willow 72 Hickory, Bitter-nut 54 Hickory, bitter pecan 55 Hickory, Black 52, 53 Hickory, ..."

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