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Meaning of pecan

pe•can

Pronunciation: (pi-kän', -kan', pē'kan), [key]
— n.
  1. a tall hickory tree, Carya illinoinensis, of the southern U.S. and Mexico, cultivated for its oval, smooth-shelled, edible nuts: the state tree of Texas.
  2. a nut of this tree.
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