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

First Known Use of pignut

1666, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about pignut

Statistics for pignut

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for pignut

The first known use of pignut was in 1666

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on pignut

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with pignut

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about pignut

Comments on pignut

What made you want to look up pignut? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the range of authority or knowledge

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!