from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of North American trees, natural order Juglandaceæ, confined to the region east of the Rocky Mountains.
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- n. genus of large deciduous nut-bearing trees; United States and China
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Loose bark pignut carya ovalis seedlings, Japan walnut seedlings, Adams Black
Row 7C South -- Close bark pignut carya glabra seedlings.
MORRIS: In attempting to make crosses between juglans and carya we find often that the pollen of carya will excite the cell of the juglans but without making a fusion.
Zorn, the largest hickory yet found, carya buckleyi Arkansana
This plant should not be confused with pig-nut (_carya porcina_), which is a species of hickory.
The plain was what is termed a "pecan" prairie -- that is, a prairie half covered with groves, copses, and lists of woodland -- in which the predominating tree is the pecan -- a species of hickory (_carya olivaeformis_), bearing an oval, edible nut of commercial value.