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Hognut \Hog"nut`\, n. (Bot.)

  1. The pignut. See Hickory.

  2. In England, the Bunium flexuosum, a tuberous plant.


n. 1 (context US English) The pignut or hickory ((taxlink Carya glabra species noshow=1) of family Juglandaceae). 2 (context UK English) (taxlink Conopodium majus species noshow=1), a tuberous plant of the Apiaceae. 3 (taxlink Bunium bulbocastanum species noshow=1) ((vern: black cumin)) of the Apiaceae. 4 Certain (vern rushpea pl=s), particularly (taxlink Hoffmannseggia glauca species noshow=1) ((vern: Indian rushpea)) and (taxlink Hoffmannseggia densiflora species noshow=1), of the Fabaceae. 5 (taxlink Hyptis suaveolens species noshow=1) (Chan) of the Lamiaceae.


Hognut or pignut can mean any of a number of unrelated plants:

  • Bunium bulbocastanum (Black Cumin) or Conopodium majus (Kippernut) of the Apiaceae
  • rushpeas, particularly Hoffmannseggia glauca (Indian Rushpea) and Hoffmannseggia densiflora, of the Fabaceae
  • Carya glabra (Pignut Hickory) of the Juglandaceae
  • Hyptis suaveolens (Chan) of the Lamiaceae
  • '' Conopodium majus of the Apiaceae