Definition of Buffalo nut
1. Noun. Oily drupaceous fruit of rabbitwood.
Group relationships: Pyrularia Pubera, Rabbitwood
Generic synonyms: Fruit
2. Noun. Shrub of southeastern United States parasitic on roots of hemlocks having sparse spikes of greenish flowers and pulpy drupes.
Group relationships: Genus Pyrularia, Pyrularia
Terms within: Elk Nut, Oil Nut
Generic synonyms: Parasitic Plant
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Literary usage of Buffalo nut
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1. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"Buffalo-nut, etc. Santalaceae. Lai in, "pear like". Syn, Hamiltonia, in part. ... Oil-nut, Buffalo-nut, Elk-nut. Seeds rich in oil. 1699. PYRUS, L. (Pirus). ..."
2. The Nut Culturist: A Treatise on the Propagation, Planting and Cultivation by Andrew Samuel Fuller (1896)
"The fruit is about the size of a plum, containing one seed or nut, which is only edible after roasting. buffalo nut.—See Oil nut. ..."