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pe·can

pecan

 
pronunciation:
pih kan [or] pih kaen [or] pi kan [or] pi kaen
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a nut that has a thin, smooth, oval shell.
definition 2: the tree that bears this nut. The pecan is related to hickories and walnuts and grows in the southern United States.
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Pecan is a word borrowed from the Algonquin family of languages.
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