Definition of Hickory

1. Noun. Valuable tough heavy hardwood from various hickory trees.

Substance meronyms: Hickory Tree
Generic synonyms: Wood



2. Noun. American hardwood tree bearing edible nuts.

Definition of Hickory

1. n. An American tree of the genus Carya, of which there are several species. The shagbark is the C. alba, and has a very rough bark; it affords the hickory nut of the markets. The pignut, or brown hickory, is the C. glabra. The swamp hickory is C. amara, having a nut whose shell is very thin and the kernel bitter.

Definition of Hickory

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the hickory tree or its wood. ¹

2. Noun. Any of various deciduous hardwood trees of the genus ''Carya'' or ''Annamocarya''. ¹

3. Noun. The wood of this tree. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hickory

1. a hardwood tree [n -RIES]

Medical Definition of Hickory

1. An American tree of the genus Carya, of which there are several species. The shagbark is the C. Alba, and has a very rough bark; it affords the hickory nut of the markets. The pignut, or brown hickory, is the C. Glabra. The swamp hickory is C. Amara, having a nut whose shell is very thin and the kernel bitter. Hickory shad. The mattowacca, or fall herring. The gizzard shad. Origin: North American Indian pawcohiccora (Capt. J. Smith) a kind of milk or oily liquor pressed from pounded hickory nuts. "Pohickory" is named in a list of Virginia trees, in 1653, and this was finally shortened to "hickory.". Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hickory

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hickory (current term)
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Literary usage of Hickory

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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"Old hickory—contd. 1831 " The anti-Kemble Jacksonians of the Fourth Ward," Troy ... 1836 Old hickory would not get out of the way.. . .to run over issued a ..."

2. A Complete Descriptive and Statistical Gazetteer of the United States of by Daniel Haskel, John Calvin Smith (1843)
"NE Columbus, 292 W. hickory CORNERS, po., Lockport L, Niagara со., NY, 280 w. ... Frankfort, 688 W. hickory FORK, po., Gloucester со., Va., 78 t Richmond, ..."

3. Phytopathology by American Phytopathological Society (1917)
"In fact, the writer has been unable to find any published account of witches-brooms on hickory trees. The writer, himself, has occasionally observed M. ..."

4. The Farmer's Encyclopædia, and Dictionary of Rural Affairs: Embracing All by Cuthbert William Johnson (1844)
"hickory, and Nutmeg hickory. The three first-named species bear the nearest ... The various species of hickory diner very greatly from the black walnut and ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1905)
"at some intermediate point, and did defendant transport same to hickory, NO, and deliver same to the consignee, the plaintiff, upon payment by plaintiff of ..."

6. Check List of the Forest Trees of the United States: Their Names and Ranges by George Bishop Sudworth (1898)
"White Walnut (NJ); Walnut (Vt., NY); White hickory (Iowa, ... Pignut (hickory). CARYA PORCINA Nutt. RANGE.—Southern Maine and southern Ontario to Florida ..."

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