pig·​nut ˈpig-ˌnət How to pronounce pignut (audio)
: any of several bitter-flavored hickory nuts
: a hickory (such as Carya glabra and C. cordiformis) bearing pignuts

Examples of pignut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The panel at the back of the cab has his logo and is striped with pignut hickory, red cedar, cypress and white oak. Lawrence Specker | Lspecker@al.com, al, 18 Sep. 2023 Look for the mature pignut and shagbark hickories. David E. Petzal, Field & Stream, 27 Nov. 2020 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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Word History

First Known Use

1666, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pignut was in 1666

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“Pignut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pignut. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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