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Nut tree   /nət tri/   Listen
Nut tree

noun
1.
Tree bearing edible nuts.



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"Nut tree" Quotes from Famous Books



... fibres of the cocoa nut. Of the same tree they build ships and houses, and they are skilful in all other workmanships. Their shells they have from the sea at certain times, when they rise up to the surface, and the inhabitants throw branches of the cocoa nut tree into the water, to which the shells stick. These ...
— A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 1 • Robert Kerr

... skies; Its leaf, impervious to sun and rain, Affords refreshing shelter for ten men. It also forms a tent for soldiers, and A parasol for travellers through the land. A book for scholars, a rich joy to all, Both young and aged, and dear children small, The cocoa-nut tree gracing Ceylon's fields, Materials for daily uses yields, Makes bread, wine, sugar, vinegar and yeast, Cloth, paper, ships and tents for man and beast. See the strong oak with boldly branching arms, The delicate, light birch of airy ...
— Home Lyrics • Hannah. S. Battersby

... set us about fetching heaps of dry leaves to spread behind the stocks for a couch. A trunk of a small cocoa-nut tree was then placed for a bolster—rather a hard one, but the natives are used to it. For a pillow, they use a little billet of wood, scooped out, and standing on four short legs—a sort ...
— Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas • Herman Melville

... lottery gamblers have a regular system. Their dreams give them numbers to play. If one dreams of a house on fire, a horse running away, a ship sinking at sea, a bald-headed man, or a monkey going up a cocoa-nut tree, straightway he rushes to play the numbers indicated. You would think they were destitute of brains, if in all other things they didn't show plenty of sense. When a man or woman gets lottery-mad, nothing is too absurd for them ...
— The Secrets Of The Great City • Edward Winslow Martin

... her, was sitting on the bench under the hazel nut tree. Matthew was just approaching from the stable; he wore his best coat, and one could see that something special ...
— Cornelli • Johanna Spyri



Words linked to "Nut tree" :   Carya illinoensis, macadamia tree, pistachio tree, Anacardium occidentale, angiospermous tree, pecan, macadamia, cashew, hazel, hickory, goora nut, hazelnut, Cola acuminata, cashew tree, wing-nut, pecan tree, brazil nut, Bertholletia excelsa, kola, Pistacia vera, walnut, wing nut, hickory tree, kola nut, flowering tree, pistachio, Carya illinoinsis



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