pignut

noun
pig·​nut | \ ˈpig-ˌnət How to pronounce pignut (audio) \

Definition of pignut

1 : any of several bitter-flavored hickory nuts
2 : a hickory (such as Carya glabra and C. cordiformis) bearing pignuts

Examples of pignut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For drier sites, consider Eastern redcedar, hackberry, pignut hickory, American persimmon, sumacs and hophornbeam. Miri Talabac, Baltimore Sun, 20 Apr. 2022

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First Known Use of pignut

1666, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pignut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pignut. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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