tree nut

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tree nut

n.
Any of various edible dried fruits or seeds of nonleguminous woody plants. Tree nuts include almonds, walnuts, cashews, pine nuts, and sometimes coconuts, but not peanuts, soybeans, or sunflower seeds.

tree nut

Any of several nuts, e.g., almonds, cashews, filberts or pecans that grow on shrubs or trees. They are among the most common sources of food allergy.