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Exercise is able to provide food (5)


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'food' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both things that one consumes for nourishment as well as being singular nouns.
Maybe they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'exercise is able to' is the wordplay.
'exercise' becomes 'pe' (Physical Education).
'is able to' becomes 'can' (if you can do something you are able to do it).

'provide' is the link.

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(Other definitions for pecan that I've seen before include "Something like a walnut" , "Smooth pinkish-brown nut, nice in pie" , "Type of nut" , "nut-tree" , "Nutty type" .)

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