Carya

noun

Car·​ya
ˈka(a)rēə
: 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

Etymology

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

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“Carya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Carya. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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