Definition of Edible nut
1. Noun. A hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell.
Generic synonyms: Nut
Lexicographical Neighbors of Edible Nut
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 ..."