What Is the Scientific Name for a Nut?

All types of nuts have different scientific names to describe them. The scientific name for an almond is Prunus dulcis, while the cashew's name is Anacardium occidentale. A pecan, or Carya illinoensis, is a type of tree nut commonly used in baking, along with the macadamia nut, or Macadamia spp.

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