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

Word History


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

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“Pterocarya.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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