beech·nut | \ˈbēch-ˌnət \

Definition of beechnut 

: the nut of the beech

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Maine bear biologist Jennifer Vashon said the number of complaints correlates with availability of natural foods such as berries, acorns and beechnuts. Patrick Whittle, The Seattle Times, "With bears on the rise, states hope to limit human conflicts," 28 May 2017

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1661, in the meaning defined above

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