Pterocarya

noun
Ptero·​car·​ya | \ -ˈka(a)rēə \

Definition of Pterocarya

: a genus of Asiatic trees (family Juglandaceae) having thin-shelled nuts subtended by bracteoles that become enlarged in the two-winged fruit

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History and Etymology for Pterocarya

New Latin, from pter- + Greek karya nut tree, from karyon nut

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“Pterocarya.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pterocarya. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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