edible nut

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n edible nut a hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell
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Usage

In literature:

Hickory trees are very popular because they produce sweet, edible nuts.
"The School Book of Forestry" by Charles Lathrop Pack
Most of the edible nuts have long been known and used as food.
"Science in the Kitchen." by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
They live chiefly on fruits, nuts, edible flowers, grain, herbs, gums, and roots, which are in great profusion.
"A Trip to Venus" by John Munro
There was no one to grub up pig-nuts for her, nor to extract insects of an edible sort from beneath the bark of trees.
"In the Wrong Paradise" by Andrew Lang
The fruit resembles the cocoa-nut, yet only contains a few hard round seeds, with no edible kernel.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 5" by Robert Kerr
FIND SOME EDIBLE ZAMIA NUTS.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Grey
As a rule, the outer rind of nuts is bitter, and the inner kernel of edible fruits.
"Falling in Love" by Grant Allen
Our native edible nuts are black walnut, hickories and chestnut.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
We picked up some of the nuts and found them edible.
"Northern Nut Growers Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-First Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
When ripe, each forms a nut-like fruit which is edible.
"Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany" by Douglas Houghton Campbell
It is a splendid ornamental and the nuts are highly edible.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
That special attention be called to "The Morris Collection of the Edible Nuts of the World," maintained at this place by Dr. Robt.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
I do not consider the Fairbanks a very edible nut anyway as they become very rancid after a couple of months.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
It will vie with any other edible nut that I know of.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting" by Various
The most important uses of trees in our country are for lumber, for fuel, and for the edible fruits and nuts which they bear.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
Other nuts there were in plenty; but many were more curious than edible, even to my willing appetite.
"Porto Rico" by Arthur D. Hall
The contents of the nut are edible as in the coco-nut.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
The nuts are edible when roasted like chestnuts.
"The Pearl of India" by Maturin M. Ballou
The nut has a rough, grooved shell and an oily, edible kernel.
"Forest Trees of Illinois" by Fuller George D.
The total for all kinds of edible nuts imported was $7,124,575.82.
"The Nut Culturist" by Andrew S. Fuller
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In news:

Vancouver is planning a substantial expansion of the city's inventory of edible-fruit and nut trees.
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