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mockernut

[mok-er-nuht] /ˈmɒk ərˌnʌt/
noun
1.
a North American hickory, Carya tomentosa, bearing a sweet, edible nut.
2.
the nut itself.
Also called mockernut hickory.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805, Americanism; apparently mocker + nut
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  • Shagbark, pignut, and mockernut are common hickory species.
British Dictionary definitions for mockernut

mockernut

/ˈmɒkəˌnʌt/
noun
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
Word Origin
so called because the nut is difficult to extract
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