Definition of pecan noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpiːkən//
, BrE//pɪˈkæn//
; NAmE NAmE//pɪˈkɑːn//
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the nut of the American pecan tree with a smooth pinkish-brown shell Word Origin late 18th cent.: from French pacane, from Illinois (an American Indian language).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pecan