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beechnut

[beech-nuht] /ˈbitʃˌnʌt/
noun
1.
the small, triangular, edible nut of the beech.
Origin of beechnut
1730-1740
1730-40; beech + nut
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  • The grove already had an ample quota of beechnut harvesters of high and low degree.

    The Duck-footed Hound James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • He did not want the beechnut; but he did want to nose it out.

    Wood Folk at School William J. Long
  • You must only give him the paper,” said beechnut, “and not tell him any thing about the case yourself.

    Stuyvesant Jacob Abbott
  • The story is a chapter or two of beechnut, best of the Franconia books.

  • Malleville, in obedience to beechnut's directions, after putting her lamp upon the stand, went directly to her bed and lay down.

  • Now, Phonny,” said beechnut, “you can have your choice either to work or play.

    Stuyvesant Jacob Abbott
  • Then beechnut began to sing the first verse of the song to a very lively and a pretty tune.

  • During this conversation, beechnut had been busily employed in yoking up the oxen.

    Stuyvesant Jacob Abbott
  • The first was,” said beechnut, “making a dispute with Malleville, by appealing to me to decide whether you were childish.

    Stuyvesant Jacob Abbott
  • Why you ought to have the most skill,” said beechnut—“coming from such a great city.

    Stuyvesant Jacob Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for beechnut

beechnut

/ˈbiːtʃˌnʌt/
noun
1.
the small brown triangular edible nut of the beech tree. Collectively, the nuts are often termed beech mast, esp when lying on the ground
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