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Definitions for pecan
pɪˈkɑn, -ˈkæn, ˈpi kænpecan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pecan(noun)

    wood of a pecan tree

  2. pecan, pecan tree, Carya illinoensis, Carya illinoinsis(noun)

    tree of southern United States and Mexico cultivated for its nuts

  3. pecan(noun)

    smooth brown oval nut of south central United States


  1. pecan(Noun)

    A deciduous tree Carya illinoinensis of the central and southern United States, having deeply furrowed bark, pinnately compound leaves, and edible nuts.

  2. pecan(Noun)

    A smooth, thin-shelled, edible oval nut of this tree.

  3. pecan(Noun)

    A half of the edible portion of the inside of this nut.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pecan(noun)

    a species of hickory (Carya olivaeformis), 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

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. pacane the nut.]


  1. Pecan

    The pecan, Carya illinoinensis, is a species of hickory, native to south-central North America, in Mexico from Coahuila south to Jalisco and Veracruz, in the United States in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas. "Pecan" is from an Algonquian word, meaning a nut requiring a stone to crack.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pecan

    pē-kan′, n. a North American tree whose wood is chiefly used for fuel, also the nut it yields.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pecan in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pecan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of pecan in a Sentence

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    The pecan weevil is probably considered one of the most devastating or one of the most damaging to pecans.

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