pecan

[n] - wood of a pecan tree 2. [n] - tree of southern United States and Mexico cultivated for its nuts 3. [n] - smooth brown oval nut of south central United States
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Pecan

Pe·can' noun [ Confer French pacane the nut.] (Botany) A species of hickory ( Carya olivæformis ), 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 ...
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pecan

<botany> A species of hickory (Carya olivaeformis), 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. ... Alternative forms: pacane. ... Origin: Cf. F. Pac...
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pecan

noun smooth brown oval nut of south central United States
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Pecan

• (n.) A species of hickory (Carya olivaeformis), 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.
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pecan

(Carya illinoinensis, or illinoensis), nut and tree of the walnut family (Juglandaceae), native to temperate North America. The tree occasionally ... [3 related articles]
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pecan

pecan: see hickory.
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Pecan

The pecan (Carya olivoeformis) or Illinois nut hickory is an American tree, with large pinnate leaves and bearing light-brown nuts enclosed in wooden husks.
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pecan

Nut-producing hickory tree (C. illinoensis or C. pecan), native to the central USA and northern Mexico and now widely cultivated. The trees grow to over 45 m/150 ft, and the edible nuts are smooth-shelled, the kernel resembling a smooth, oval walnut. (Genus Carya, family Juglandac...
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pecan

(pih-KAHN or pih-KAN) - A nut that is native to the southern U.S. and is a member of the hickory family. They have a distinctive sweet rich texture and flavor. Used in baking and sold roasted whole. Care must be taken when storing pecans because their high fat content invites rancidity.
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