pignut
noun Date: 1666 1. any of several bitter-flavored hickory nuts 2. a hickory (as Carya glabra and C. cordiformis) bearing pignuts

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  • Pignut — Pig nut (p[i^]g n[u^]t), n. (Bot.) (a) See {Groundnut} (d) . (b) The bitter flavored nut of a species of hickory ({Carya glabra} syn. {Carya porcina}); also, the tree itself. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pignut — [pig′nut΄] n. ☆ 1. any of several bitter, astringent hickory nuts ☆ 2. any of the hickory trees on which these nuts grow …   English World dictionary

  • pignut — karčioji karija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Riešutmedinių šeimos medieninis augalas (Carya cordiformis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Carya cordiformis angl. bitternut; bitternut hickory; pignut; pignut hickory; swamp… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • pignut — Groundnut Ground nut (ground n[u^]t ), n. (Bot.) (a) The fruit of the {Arachis hypog[ae]a} (native country uncertain); the peanut; the earthnut. (b) A leguminous, twining plant ({Apios tuberosa}), producing clusters of dark purple flowers and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pignut — /ˈpɪgnʌt/ (say pignut) 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 majus, a kind of earthnut …   Australian English dictionary

  • pignut — didžioji kmynuotė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Salierinių šeimos prieskoninis augalas (Conopodium majus). Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot. Conopodium majus angl. pignut šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • pignut — paprastasis saikenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Hyptis suaveolens), kilęs iš Amerikos atogrąžų ir paplitęs atogrąžose. atitikmenys: lot. Hyptis suaveolens angl. horehound; pignut; wild spikenard vok …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • pignut — /pig nut /, n. 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. [1600 10; PIG1 + NUT] * * * …   Universalium

  • pignut — noun /ˈpɪɡnʌt/ a) The edible tuber of Conopodium majus, native to western Europe. Justus partially overcame their scruples against work, and taught them that the black earth was rich in other produce than pignuts only. b) Any of various types of… …   Wiktionary

  • pignut — noun another term for earthnut …   English new terms dictionary

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