Definition of King nut
1. Noun. Hickory of the eastern United States resembling the shagbark but having a much larger nut.
Terms within: Hickory Nut
Group relationships: Carya, Genus Carya
Generic synonyms: Hickory, Hickory Tree
Lexicographical Neighbors of King Nut
Literary usage of King nut
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"KING-NUT, the shag-bark hickory. KING PENGUIN. See PENGUIN. KING PHILIP'S WAR. See COLONIAL WARS IN AMERICA. KING RAIL. See RAIL. KING RENE'S DAUGHTER (LA ..."
2. The Book of Woodcraft and Indian Lore by Ernest Thompson Seton (1921)
"... but is useless 'or weather or ground work. Its nuts are the choicest of their kind. [t is a tree of many excellencies. THE BIG SHELL-BARK OR KING-NUT. ..."
3. A History of Egypt Under the Pharaohs: Derived Entirely from the Monuments by Heinrich Karl Brugsch, Henry Danby Seymour (1881)
"In the scene on the left hand, king Nut himself offers a breastplate with chains, as a talisman, to the Theban Amon 'of the holy mountain' (that is, ..."
4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"... used in the mint to swage the edges of coin-blanks, which it raises or throws up all around, preparatory to milling. marking-nut (mär'king-nut), n. ..."