Definition of Elk nut

1. Noun. Oily drupaceous fruit of rabbitwood.

Exact synonyms: Buffalo Nut, Oil Nut
Group relationships: Buffalo Nut, Pyrularia Pubera, Rabbitwood
Generic synonyms: Fruit



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elk Nut

elitist
elitists
elix
elixate
elixated
elixates
elixating
elixation
elixations
elixir
elixir of life
elixirlike
elixirs
elk
elk-wood
elk nut (current term)
elk test
elkburger
elkburgers
elke
elkhorn fern
elkhound
elkhounds
elknut
elks
elkskin
elkskins
elkwood
ell
ellachick

Literary usage of Elk nut

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1. Philadelphia Medical and Physical Journal by Benjamin Smith Barton (1808)
"This vegetable is called, in Pennsylvania, Elk-nut*. I have not been able to learn, whether, in his wild state, he eats, as the common deer does, ..."

2. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"(P. oleifera A. Gray, H. oleifera Muhl.). Pennsylvania to Georgia. Oil-nut, Buffalo-nut, Elk-nut. Seeds rich in oil. 1699. PYRUS, L. (Pirus). - Pear. ..."

3. Modern Geography: A Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States and by John Pinkerton, Samuel Vince, Benjamin Smith Barton (1804)
"The sweet fern (comptonia asplenifolia), the mountain-tea (gaultheria procumbent)ยป the partridge berry, (mitchella repens), the -oil nut or elk nut ..."

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