I am not interested in inedible nuts such as acorns and buckeyes and some edible seeds and dry fruits are sometimes confused with nuts. Peanuts are legumes, not nuts. After researching, I compiled this list of true, edible nuts:
CHESTNUT (includes CHINESE, MALABAR, PORTUGUESE, and SPANISH CHESTNUTS)
HAZELNUT (FILBERTS and COBNUTS are the same as HAZELNUTS)
I have eaten all of these except for CANDLE NUTS and OGBONO, but will search to find some. I only know about BEECH NUT because of BEECH NUT gum. I knew PILI NUTS because I worked with a woman from the Phillipines who spoiled me with traditional cooking from her homeland.
My question: WHY are some nuts ONE word while others are TWO words (BUTTERNUT versus HICKORY NUT, for example)?