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pe·can / pəˈkän; ˈpēˌkan/ • n. a smooth brown nut with an edible kernel similar to a walnut, obtained from the hickory tree Carya illinoensis, native to the southern US. ORIGIN: late 18th cent.: from French pacane, from Illinois (an American Indian language).

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pecan North American nut tree whose nut, resembling a small, smooth-shelled walnut, is 70% fat. Family Juglandaceae; species Carya illinoinensis.

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pecan: see hickory.

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pecan See CARYA.

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