paccan

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Noun[edit]

paccan (plural paccans)

  1. Alternative form of pecan (tree).
  2. Alternative form of pecan (nut).
    • 1944, Thomas Jefferson, Edwin Morris Betts, editor, Thomas Jefferson's Garden Book[1] (Gardening), Reprint edition, UNC Press Books, published 2002, →ISBN, page 118:
      … to send him some paccan nuts. … Jefferson in his reply wrote: "The Paccan nut is, as you conjecture the Illinois nut, ..., and enters into the Botanical name with is Juglans Paccan"
    • 2004, Frederic Rosengarten, Jr., “Pecans”, in The Book of Edible Nuts[2] (Cooking), Courier Dover Publications, →ISBN, page 172:
      A creamy liquid called powcohicoria or "hickory milk" was prepared by the Algonquins: pacan kernals were pounded into small pieces, cast into boiling water, strained and stirred.

References[edit]

  • Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, 1911