ETYM North American Indian pawcohiccora (Capt. J. Smith) a kind of milk or oily liquor pressed from pounded hickory nuts. is named in a list of Virginia trees, in 1653, and this was finally shortened to J. H. Trumbull.
1. American hardwood tree bearing edible nuts; SYN. hickory tree.
2. Valuable tough heavy hardwood from various hickory trees.
Tree of the genus Carya of the walnut family, native to North America and Asia. It provides a valuable timber, and all species produce nuts, although some are inedible. The pecan C. illinoensis is widely cultivated in the southern US, and the shagbark C. ovata in the northern US.
ETYM Old Eng. walnot, AS. wealh-hnutu a Welsh or foreign nut, a walnut.
Genus Juglans of trees of the family Juglandaceae, closely related to hickories. Walnuts have pinnately compound leaves and nuts enclosed in a thick leathery husk. Six species, including the black walnut J. nigra and the butternut J. cinerea, are native to the US. About 15 other species occur in South America and Eurasia. The English walnut J. regia, originally from SE Europe and Asia, is cultivated widely for its nut crop.
1. Any of various trees of the genus Juglans; SYN. walnut tree.
2. Hard dark-brown wood of any of various walnut trees; used especially for furniture and paneling.
3. Nut of any of various walnut trees having a wrinkled two-lobed seed with a hard shell.