The Coco-de-Mer, a 35 pount nut which has been featured on many television shows and books, is the pride of the Nut Museum in Old Lyme. Elizabeth Tashjian, also known as "The Nut Lady," featured her artwork there and ran the site for many years until her death in 2007.
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