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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the oily and drupelike fruit of an American shrub (Pyrularia oleifera); also, the shrub itself; oilnut.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fruit of the North American shrub Pyrularia oleifera.
  • n. The plant itself. Also called oil-nut.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. shrub of southeastern United States parasitic on roots of hemlocks having sparse spikes of greenish flowers and pulpy drupes
  • n. oily drupaceous fruit of rabbitwood

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