2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pecan \Pe*can"\ (p[-e]*k[a^]n"), noun [Cf. F. pacane the nut.] (Bot.) A species of hickory ({Carya oliv[ae]formis}), 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. [Written also {pacane}.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: wood of a pecan tree

2: tree of southern United States and Mexico cultivated for its nuts [syn: {pecan}, {pecan tree}, {Carya illinoensis}, {Carya illinoinsis}]

3: smooth brown oval nut of south central United States

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