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pecan

(Encyclopedia) pecan: see hickory.

Weatherford

(Encyclopedia) Weatherford, city (1990 pop. 14,804), seat of Parker co., N central Tex.; inc. 1856. It is in a fertile region that yields horticultural crops, peanuts, pecan, and peaches; cattle and…

Snyder

(Encyclopedia) Snyder, city (1990 pop. 12,195), seat of Scurry co., NW Tex., in a prairie and mesquite region; inc. 1907. Oil production is the city's main industry; natural gas is also refined…

Andalusia

(Encyclopedia) Andalusia ăndəlo͞o´shə, –zhə, city (1990 pop. 9,269), seat of Covington co., S Ala., in a farming and forestry area; inc. 1844. Its manufactures include processed peanuts and pecans,…

Alvin

(Encyclopedia) Alvin, city (1990 pop. 19,220), Brazoria co., S Tex.; inc. 1893. The city is chiefly residential but is near an agricultural area where rice, cotton, soybeans, and pecans are raised.…

hickory

(Encyclopedia) hickory, any plant of the genus Carya of the family Juglandaceae (walnut family); deciduous nut-bearing trees native to E North America and south to Central America except for a few…

Waycross

(Encyclopedia) Waycross, city (1990 pop. 16,410), seat of Ware co., SE Ga.; settled 1818, inc. 1874. Waycross is a rail and highway center in a pine lumber, livestock, tobacco, and pecan area. It has…

Picayune

(Encyclopedia) Picayune pĭkəyo͞on´, city (1990 pop. 10,633), Pearl River co., S Miss., near the Pearl River and the La. line; inc. 1904. It is the trade, processing, and shipping center for an…

Valdosta

(Encyclopedia) Valdosta văldŏs´ tə, city (1990 pop. 29,806), seat of Lowndes co., S Ga., near the Fla. line, in a lake region; inc. 1860. Valdosta is a large naval stores market and a processing,…

Eagle Pass

(Encyclopedia) Eagle Pass, city (1990 pop. 20,651), seat of Maverick co., W Tex., a port of entry on the Rio Grande opposite Piedras Negras, Mexico; inc. 1918. Linked by highway with Mexico City, it…