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pignut

[pig-nuht] /ˈpɪgˌnʌt/
noun
1.
the nut of the brown hickory, Carya glabra, of North America.
2.
the tree itself.
3.
the tuber of a European plant, Conopodium denudatum.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; pig1 + nut
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British Dictionary definitions for pig nut

pignut

/ˈpɪɡˌnʌt/
noun
1.
Also called hognut
  1. the bitter nut of any of several North American hickory trees, esp Carya glabra (brown hickory)
  2. any of the trees bearing such a nut
2.
another name for earthnut
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