Meaning of hickory nut in English:

hickory nut

(also hicker-nut)

Pronunciation /ˈhɪk(ə)ri nʌt/

noun

  • 1The (frequently edible) nut of a hickory tree, genus Carya.

  • 2More fully "hickory nut tree". Any of various North American trees of the genus Carya; a hickory tree.

Origin

Late 17th century. From hickory + nut.