edible nut


  • 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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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
"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

In news:

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