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pecan (n.)

1712, paccan "the North American pecan tree," or a related hickory, from French pacane, from an Algonquian word meaning "nut" (compare Cree pakan "hard-shelled nut," Ojibwa bagaan, Abenaki pagann, Fox /paka:ni/).

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Definitions of pecan from WordNet

pecan (n.)
wood of a pecan tree;
pecan (n.)
tree of southern United States and Mexico cultivated for its nuts;
Synonyms: pecan tree / Carya illinoensis / Carya illinoinsis
pecan (n.)
smooth brown oval nut of south central United States;
From wordnet.princeton.edu