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beechnut

[beech-nuht] /ˈbitʃˌnʌt/
noun
1.
the small, triangular, edible nut of the beech.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; beech + nut
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  • Hardwood stands can be managed to favor acorn and/or beechnut production.
  • Provide natural food sources such as acorn, beechnut, and fruits by planting trees and shrubs.
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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