from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A deciduous tree (Carya illinoinensis) of the central and southern United States, having deeply furrowed bark, pinnately compound leaves, and edible nuts.
- n. The smooth, thin-shelled oval nut of this tree.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A deciduous tree Carya illinoinensis of the central and southern United States, having deeply furrowed bark, pinnately compound leaves, and edible nuts.
- n. A smooth, thin-shelled, edible oval nut of this tree.
- n. A half of the edible portion of the inside of this nut.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A North American tree, Hicoria Pecan (Carya olivæ-formis).
- n. The nut of the pecan-tree, which is olive-shaped, an inch long or over, smooth and thin-shelled, with a very sweet and oily meat. It is gathered in large quantities for the general market.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. wood of a pecan tree
- n. tree of southern United States and Mexico cultivated for its nuts
- n. smooth brown oval nut of south central United States
_Carya-ovalis_, and the pallid hickory, _Carya pallida_; while two belong to the open bud class, _Apocarya_, the pecan, _Carya pecan_, and the bitternut, _Carya cordiformis_.
High hopes are held that that other favorite hickory, the pecan (_H. pecan_) may be grown far outside its native range, and the Indiana pecan is the nut on which these hopes are founded.
Reasonable people can differ as to whether the black walnut or the pecan is the queen of nuts.
You'll find that this same method works with many different nuts, although the pecan is by far the most traditional.
March 14th, 2010 at 10: 46 am dbadass says: pecan is cool but it has to be served still warm …
Snow Nov 17 pumpkin pecan pie. two in one kinda thing.
I would give every participant some, but $56.20 a pecan is expensive!
The recipe starts with a relatively plain pecan muffin batter - but that is the only thing remotely plain about this recipe.
You can also buy the local ponche, a sweet liqueur that comes in many flavors – pecan is great, as is coffee.
But when Ben & Jerry's comes out with yes, pecan, which is one of the new flavors, it makes you chuckle and you get it and you jump on the bandwagon and maybe I'll try some of that.
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