bitternut

noun
bit·​ter·​nut
variants: or bitternut hickory

Definition of bitternut

: a hickory (Carya cordiformis) of the eastern U.S. having a slender trunk, rough bark, leaves with seven or nine leaflets, and a thin-shelled very bitter nut

called also bitter hickory, bitter pignut, swamp hickory

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“Bitternut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bitternut. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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