Recent Examples on the WebHunting, fishing, and foraging were part of everyday life in the 17th century, and one abundant source of food was hard mast, such as beechnuts, hickory, chestnuts, and even acorns.
Matthew Every, Outdoor Life, 26 Nov. 2019 These also qualify as tree nuts: almonds, macadamia nuts, brazil nuts, cashews, walnuts, pecans, pistachios, chestnuts, beechnuts, hazelnuts, hickory nuts, pine nuts (pinon or pignoli) and gingko nuts.
Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, 16 Aug. 2019 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, 28 May 2017
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