Definition of Nicker nut

1. Noun. Hard shiny grey seed of a bonduc tree; used for making e.g. jewelry.

Exact synonyms: Bonduc Nut, Nicker Seed
Group relationships: Bonduc, Bonduc Tree, Caesalpinia Bonduc, Caesalpinia Bonducella
Generic synonyms: Seed



Definition of Nicker nut

1. Noun. The rounded seed of the nicker tree. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Nicker nut

1. A rounded seed, rather smaller than a nutmeg, having a hard smooth shell, and a yellowish or bluish colour. The seeds grow in the prickly pods of tropical, woody climbers of the genus Caesalpinia. C. Bonduc has yellowish seeds; C.Bonducella, bluish gray. [Spelt also neckar nut, nickar nut. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nicker Nut

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nicker nut (current term)
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Literary usage of Nicker nut

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1. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
""Nicker-tree" and "nicker-nut" are terms supposed to have been applied to ... The plant regarded as the true "nicker-nut" is a tropical species of legume. ..."

2. On the pathology and treatment of gonorrhoea and spermatorrhoea by John Laws Milton (1887)
"I have been requested to try the grey nicker-nut, ... I should have thought tha —*; the yellow nicker-nut, ..."

3. Journal by California Legislature (1905)
"Tropical seeds washed up on the coast of Alaska, evidently carried by currents; the small ovoid gray seed is that of the''Bonduc'' or " nicker nut'"' ..."

4. Journal of the British Archaeological Association by British Archaeological Association (1865)
"... or nicker nut, from its introduction into rosaries as gaudia, has acquired the title of the Virgin Mary's nut, and is highly esteemed as an amulet ..."

5. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"... form his own judgment, and " nerve " enough to do its bidding.—Mr. Berrien of Georgia, the same, March 17 : id., p. 505, App. nicker nut. See quotation. ..."

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