Definitions for pecan
pɪˈkɑn, -ˈkæn, ˈpi kænpecan
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wood of a pecan tree
pecan, pecan tree, Carya illinoensis, Carya illinoinsisnoun
tree of southern United States and Mexico cultivated for its nuts
smooth brown oval nut of south central United States
A deciduous tree Carya illinoinensis of the central and southern United States, having deeply furrowed bark, pinnately compound leaves, and edible nuts.
A smooth, thin-shelled, edible oval nut of this tree.
A half of the edible portion of the inside of this nut.
The pecan (Carya illinoinensis) is a species of hickory native to the southern United States and northern Mexico in the region of the Mississippi River. The tree is cultivated for its seed in the southern United States, primarily in Georgia, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico, which produces nearly half of the world total. The seed is an edible nut used as a snack and in various recipes, such as praline candy and pecan pie. The pecan is the state nut of Alabama, Arkansas, California, and Texas and is also the state tree of Texas.
A pecan is a type of large deciduous tree native to North America, or the smooth, oval nut it produces, which has an edible kernel. The pecan nut is commonly used in cooking, particularly in sweet desserts like pecan pie.
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
Etymology: [Cf. F. pacane the nut.]
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
pē-kan′, n. a North American tree whose wood is chiefly used for fuel, also the nut it yields.
The numerical value of pecan in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of pecan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- Pekannuss, PekannussbaumGerman
- pacano, pecana, nuez encarcelada, nuez de la isla, pacana, pecán, nuez pecanaSpanish
- pekaanipähkinäpuu, pekaanipähkinäFinnish
- pacane, noix de pécan, pacanierFrench
- אֱגוֹז פִּיקָןHebrew
- noz-pecã, nogueira-pecã, pecãPortuguese
- пекан, pekanSerbo-Croatian
- mpekani, pekaniSwahili
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