Definition of Edible nut

1. Noun. A hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Edible Nut

edible-pod pea
edible-podded pea
edible asparagus
edible banana
edible bean
edible cockle
edible corn
edible dormice
edible dormouse
edible fat
edible frog
edible fruit
edible mussel
edible nut (current term)
edible sea urchin
edible seed
edible snail

Literary usage of Edible nut

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

1. Tree-planting, 1899: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Best Trees to Plant in by David Ernest Hutchins (1899)
"Do not plant it except for the edible nut; otherwise for practical purposes it may be looked ... Seed: An edible nut or stone. Leaves or needles: Less long. ..."

2. Tariff ... Hearing[s] ... on H.R. 7456 by United States Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance (1921)
"... because oil was so low and the Georgia runners are a class of nuts that is not what we call an " edible nut"; they are not first-class edible nuts. ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"... the pistillate inconspicuous followed by a greenish large drupe containing an edible nut. Most of the species are hardy, and are very valuable park ..."

4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Ни' staminate ones in conspicuous pendulous racemes, and with rather large, green, dehiscent fruits enclosing a mostly edible nut. The Hickories are among ..."

5. The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties by Charles Henry Snow (1908)
"Thick shell, edible nut. Color, Appearance, or Grain of Wood. Heartwood rich dark brown, thick sapwood nearly white, close-grained. ..."

6. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing Abridged Descriptions of the by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1872)
"Involucre tubular at tho base, leafy and lacerated at the summit, enclosing a single bony (edible) nut. — Shrubs, with broadly cordate doubly serrate ..."

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