nicker nut

Nicker nut

Nick"er nut`\ A rounded seed, rather smaller than a nutmeg, having a hard smooth shell, and a yellowish or bluish color. The seeds grow in the prickly pods of tropical, woody climbers of the genus C[ae]salpinia. C. Bonduc has yellowish seeds; C. Bonducella, bluish gray. [Spelt also neckar nut, nickar nut.]
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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nicker nut

hard shiny grey seed of a bonduc tree; used for making e.g. jewelry [syn: bonduc nut
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