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 for pignut
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Groundnut \Ground"nut`\ (ground"n[u^]t`), n. (Bot.)
     (a) The fruit of the Arachis hypog[ae]a (native country
         uncertain); the peanut; the earthnut.
     (b) A leguminous, twining plant ({Apios tuberosa), producing
         clusters of dark purple flowers and having a root
         tuberous and pleasant to the taste.
     (c) The dwarf ginseng ({Aralia trifolia). [U. S.] --Gray.
     Bunium+({B.+flexuosum">(d) A European plant of the genus Bunium ({B. flexuosum),
         having an edible root of a globular shape and sweet,
         aromatic taste; -- called also earthnut, earth
         chestnut, hawknut, and pignut.
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pignut \Pig"nut\ (p[i^]g"n[u^]t), n. (Bot.)
     (a) See Groundnut
     (d) .
     (b) The bitter-flavored nut of a species of hickory ({Carya
         glabra syn. Carya porcina); also, the tree itself.
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an American hickory tree having bitter nuts [syn: pignut,
           pignut hickory, brown hickory, black hickory, Carya

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