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Noun: pecan  pi'kaan [N. Amer], 'pee-kun [Brit]
  1. Wood of a pecan tree
  2. Tree of southern United States and Mexico cultivated for its nuts
    - pecan tree, Carya illinoensis, Carya illinoinsis
  3. Smooth brown oval nut of south central United States

Derived forms: pecans

Type of: edible nut, nut, nut tree, wood

Part of: Carya, genus Carya

Encyclopedia: Pecan