from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The small, three-angled nut of a beech tree.
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- n. The small, triangular nut of the beech tree.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The nut of the beech tree.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the nuts or fruits of the beech. The nuts are triangular, and inclosed in a spiny capsule or husk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small sweet triangular nut of any of various beech trees
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There is also the fact that the beechnut is the slowest growing of all the common nut trees, requiring from twenty to thirty years to come into bearing as a seedling.
Thanks to local and state governments, our tax money gets allocated to whomever beechnut sees fit.
Some of the girls complained about the gray uniforms we had to wear, but I liked the way they leveled out the differences between those who could afford fancy store-bought clothes and those of us, like me, who had only home-dyed beechnut brown dresses.
I was sitting in the common room in my home-dyed beechnut brown dress, my suitcase next to me, when Mother Albertina came to take me to the depot.
There was a scurry of movement in the beechnut mast, then a small animal raced straight up the smooth trunk.
He was passing the beechnut tree at a dead run-maybe literally dead-going too fast to stop.
The opening will be right in front of the big beechnut tree-and for only five seconds.
It was a beechwood forest and the fallen beechnut burrs were under his shoes as he walked between the trees.
In this country we have the walnut, butternut, hazel nut and the hickory nut, the chestnut and the beechnut.
I want also to suggest that Prof. Smith include among the nuts, the beechnut, because there's more meat in beechnuts for the amount of shell than any other nut we grow.