Oilnut
Oilnut Oil"nut`, n. (Bot.) The buffalo nut. See {Buffalo nut}, under {Buffalo}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The name is also applied to various nuts and seeds yielding oil, as the butternut, cocoanut, oil-palm nut. [1913 Webster]


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