beech nut

[English] plural beech nuts

The beech nut is a small, triangular nut which grows in groups of two or three on beech trees. Although the meat is rather bitter, the flavour improves with grilling or roasting. The oil extracted from them is considered to be second only to olive oil in quality. It keeps well and is excellent for frying and salad dressings.

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