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bitternut

[bit-er-nuht] /ˈbɪt ərˌnʌt/
noun
1.
a hickory, Carya cordiformis, of the eastern and southern U.S., bearing a smooth, gray, bitter seed.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10, Americanism; bitter + nut
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bitternut

/ˈbɪtəˌnʌt/
noun
1.
an E North American hickory tree, Carya cordiformis, with thin-shelled nuts and bitter kernels
2.
the nut of this plant
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