mockernut

[mok-er-nuht]
noun
1.
a North American hickory, Carya tomentosa, bearing a sweet, edible nut.
2.
the nut itself.
Also called mockernut hickory.


Origin:
1795–1805, Americanism; apparently mocker + nut

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mockernut (ˈmɒkəˌnʌt)
 
n
1.  Also called: black hickory a species of smooth-barked hickory, Carya tomentosa, with fragrant foliage that turns bright yellow in autumn
2.  the nut of this tree
 
[so called because the nut is difficult to extract]

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Shagbark, pignut, and mockernut are common hickory species.
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