: a genus of North American hardwood trees (family Juglandaceae) with the husk of the fruit dehiscent and the nuts angular see bitternut, hickory, pecan, pignut compare juglans

Word History


New Latin, from Greek karya nut tree, from karyon nut

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“Carya.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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