Pecan

Definition of Pecan

Pe`can´   Pronunciation: pė`kăn´
n.1.(Bot.) A species of hickory (Carya olivæformis), growing in North America, chiefly in the Mississippi valley and in Texas, where it is one of the largest of forest trees; also, its fruit, a smooth, oblong nut, an inch or an inch and a half long, with a thin shell and well-flavored meat.

Related Words

Carya illinoensis, Carya illinoinsis, pecan tree, wood
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