- Carya illinoinsis
- Carya illinoensis
- pecan tree
Other Word Forms of Pecan
Origin of Pecan
Borrowed into English from the French word pacane and at first spelt paccan. The French word derives from an Algonquian word, perhaps Miami (Illinois) pakani. Compare Cree pakan (“hard nut"), Ojibwe bagaan, Abenaki pagann, bagôn, pagôn (“nut; walnut, hazelnut").
North American French pacane from Illinois pakani
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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