from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any nut from which oil may be commercially extracted
  • n. The buffalo nut (nut of Pyrularia oleifera)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The buffalo nut. See Buffalo nut, under buffalo.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of various nuts and seeds yielding oil, and the plant producing them.

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

  • n. oily drupaceous fruit of rabbitwood


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  • With a stout string he drew his cannon up to the large oilnut tree, and then with a real bayonet fixed to a wooden gun, he would lie at full length under the shade, calling himself a sharpshooter guarding the cannon.

    Captain Horace


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