beech·​nut | \ ˈbēch-ˌnət How to pronounce beechnut (audio) \

Definition of beechnut

: the nut of the beech

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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, "My child's in a nut-free class. Now what? A back-to-school guide on safe snacks," 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, "With bears on the rise, states hope to limit human conflicts," 28 May 2017

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