Definition of Black hickory

1. Noun. Smooth-barked North American hickory with 7 to 9 leaflets bearing a hard-shelled edible nut.

2. Noun. An American hickory tree having bitter nuts.
Exact synonyms: Brown Hickory, Carya Glabra, Pignut, Pignut Hickory
Group relationships: Carya, Genus Carya
Generic synonyms: Hickory, Hickory Tree

3. Noun. North American walnut tree with hard dark wood and edible nut.
Exact synonyms: Black Walnut, Black Walnut Tree, Juglans Nigra
Terms within: Black Walnut
Group relationships: Genus Juglans, Juglans
Generic synonyms: Walnut, Walnut Tree

Lexicographical Neighbors of Black Hickory

black grouses
black guillemot
black guillemots
black gum
black gums
black hairstreak
black hairstreaks
black hat
black hats
black haw
black heel
black hellebore
black hellebores
black hemlock
black henbane
black hickory (current term)
black hole
black holes
black horehound
black huckleberry
black humor
black humour
black ice
black information
black jack
black kite
black knapweed
black knight
black knights
black knot

Literary usage of Black hickory

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

1. The Mining Magazine (1857)
"all the trees above named; while other portions of the high land have a medium growth of post, white, black, and Spanish oak, black hickory, yellow pine, ..."

2. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1907)
"Mockernut hickory is termed in places black hickory, bull and black nut, big bud, and white-heart hickory. This is a medium- to large-sized tree, ..."

3. Trade Foundations Based on Producing Industries (1919)
"... alba) (black hickory, bull and black nut, big bud, and white-heart hickory): A medium to large sized tree, with the same range as the foregoing; common, ..."

4. Biennial Report by Missouri Board of Immigration (1867)
"Black-jack land» are the poorest of all. They occupy poor, rocky, or sandy ridges and hills, and sustain a stunted growth of black-jacks, black hickory, ..."

5. History of Hampshire County, West Virginia by Hu Maxwell, Howard Llewellyn Swisher (1897)
"BROWN HICKORY, carya porcina, is sometimes confounded with black hickory. It is also called pig nut and ... It is a little heavier than black hickory. ..."

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