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Definition of pecan:

  1. A species of hickory ( Carya olivaeformis), growing in North America, chiefly in the Mississippi valley and in Texas, where it is one of the largest of forest trees; also, its fruit, a smooth, oblong nut, an inch or an inch and a half long, with a thin shell and well- flavored meat.

Synonyms:

Carya illinoinsis, Carya Illinoensis, pecan tree.

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