pecan

Definitions

General English

Agriculture

  • noun a North American tree (Carya illinoensis) which produces sweet nuts which are eaten as dessert nuts and used in many forms of confectionery

Construction

  • Carya illinoensis. One of the largest native hickories, its wood is used in furniture and flooring, while it is grown commercially for its nuts in the Mississippi River valley.
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