Definition of Bitter hickory

1. Noun. Hickory of the eastern United States having a leaves with 7 or 9 leaflets and thin-shelled very bitter nuts.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bitter Hickory

bitter almond
bitter almond oil
bitter aloes
bitter apple
bitter betch
bitter chocolate
bitter cress
bitter dock
bitter end
bitter ends
bitter floom
bitter hickory (current term)
bitter lemon
bitter melon
bitter melons
bitter orange
bitter orange peel
bitter orange peel oil
bitter orange tree
bitter pea
bitter pecan
bitter peptides
bitter pignut
bitter pill
bitter pill to swallow
bitter principle

Literary usage of Bitter hickory

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by Entomological Society of Ontario, Ontario. Dept. of Agriculture (1884)
"This is the only notice I find of its habits, but it is probable that it bores also in hickory, as I have taken several specimens on bitter hickory in July ..."

2. The Canadian Forester's Illustrated Guide by Jean-Charles Chapais (1885)
"The small-fruit hickory grows to a height of seventy feet by two feet in diameter ; the bitter- hickory to fifty feet ; and the shell-bark to . sixty feet. ..."

3. Report on the Forest Wealth of Canada, by the Statistician of the Department by George Johnson, Canada Dept. of Agriculture (1895)
"bitter hickory. Douglas fir. White oak. The 24 woods with the greatest resistance to ... bitter hickory. Western white oak. Black thorn. Burr oak. Ironwood. ..."

4. Report of Progress for by Geological Survey of Canada (1881)
"Ranges over a much bitter hickory- larger area in Canada than the shell-bark hickory, being found around Montreal, ..."

5. Pennsylvania Trees by Joseph Simon Illick, Pennsylvania Dept. of Forestry (1914)
"DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS— The Bitter Nut Hickory, also known as Swamp Hickory and bitter hickory, can be distinguished by its lanceolate leaflets ..."

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