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The common name for a dry, one-seeded fruit, consisting of a kernel, often edible, in a woody shell.

Most nuts are also a good source of oil if pressed, and most come from perennial trees and bushes. An exception being 'peanuts/groundnuts', which aren't nuts at all but legume.

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