Pterocarya

noun

Ptero·​car·​ya
-ˈka(a)rēə
: a genus of Asiatic trees (family Juglandaceae) having thin-shelled nuts subtended by bracteoles that become enlarged in the two-winged fruit

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Pterocarya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pterocarya. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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