Pecan
Pecan Pe*can", n. [Cf. F. pacane the nut.] (Bot.) A species of hickory ({Carya oliv[ae]formis}), growing in North America, chiefly in the Mississippi valley and in Texas, where it is one of the largest of forest trees; also, its fruit, a smooth, oblong nut, an inch or an inch and a half long, with a thin shell and well-flavored meat. [Written also {pacane}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • pécan — ou pecan [ pekɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1930; de l algonquin pakan « noix », par l angl. amér. pecan ♦ Anglic. Fruit du pacanier, dont la noix comestible est très semblable à celle du noyer mais plus aplatie et d un goût très fin. ⇒vx pacane. Noix de pécan.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pecan — pécan ou pecan [ pekɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1930; de l algonquin pakan « noix », par l angl. amér. pecan ♦ Anglic. Fruit du pacanier, dont la noix comestible est très semblable à celle du noyer mais plus aplatie et d un goût très fin. ⇒vx pacane. Noix de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pecan — 1712, paccan the pecan tree, or a related hickory, from Fr. pacane, from an Algonquian word meaning nut (Cf. Cree pakan hard shelled nut, Ojibwa bagaan, Abenaki pagann, Fox /paka:ni/) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Pecan — Pecan, so v.w. Pacan …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • pecán — pecán. (De or. algonquino). m. Méx. pacana …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • pecán — (De or. algonquino). m. Méx. pacana …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • pecan — ► NOUN ▪ a smooth pinkish brown nut like a walnut, obtained from a hickory tree of the southern US. ORIGIN from an American Indian …   English terms dictionary

  • pecan — ☆ pecan [pē kän′, pēkan′; pikän′, pikan′; pē′kän΄, pē′kan΄ ] n. [18th c. Mississippi Valley Fr pacane < Illinois pakani] 1. an olive shaped, edible nut with a thin, smooth shell 2. the North American tree (Carya illinoensis) of the walnut… …   English World dictionary

  • Pecan — Taxobox name = Pecan status = secure image width = 240px image caption = Pecan orchard Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fagales familia = Juglandaceae genus = Carya …   Wikipedia

  • pecan — /pi kahn , kan , pee kan/, n. 1. a tall hickory tree, Carya illinoinensis, of the southern U.S. and Mexico, cultivated for its oval, smooth shelled, edible nuts: the state tree of Texas. 2. a nut of this tree. [1765 75, Amer.; < Mississippi… …   Universalium

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