Definition of Elk nut
1. Noun. Oily drupaceous fruit of rabbitwood.
Group relationships: Buffalo Nut, Pyrularia Pubera, Rabbitwood
Generic synonyms: Fruit
Elk Nut Pictures
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Elk Nut Images
Lexicographical Neighbors of Elk Nut
|elixir of life|
elk nut (current term)
Literary usage of Elk nut
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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)» the partridge berry, (mitchella repens), the -oil nut or elk nut ..."