Definition of Hickory nut
1. Noun. Small hard-shelled nut of North American hickory trees especially the shagbark hickories.
Group relationships: Big Shagbark, Big Shellbark, Big Shellbark Hickory, Carya Laciniosa, King Nut, King Nut Hickory, Carya Ovata, Shagbark, Shagbark Hickory, Shellbark, Shellbark Hickory
Lexicographical Neighbors of Hickory Nut
Literary usage of Hickory nut
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The husk of the hickory nut, as already stated, breaks up into four equal valves or separates into four equal portions in the upper part, while the nut ..."
2. Journal of the New York Entomological Society by New York Entomological Society (1913)
"THE PASSING OF THE hickory nut?1 BY HENRY BIRD, RYE, NY I want to depart from my usual theme on this occasion and call your attention to a coleopterous ..."
3. The Popular Science Monthly (1884)
"If the choke-cherry wants to be eaten, the hickory-nut clearly wants to avoid ... If the hickory-nut were a conscious creature which deliberately wished to ..."
4. Adventures in the Wilds of the United States and British American Provinces by Charles Lanman (1856)
"hickory nut GAP. THE distance from Qualla Town to the hickory nut Gap is sixty miles. The first half of the route is exceedingly mountainous and almost ..."
5. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller (1906)
"In addition to the pecan tree, various others of the same genus yield edible nuts, of which the shellbark or shagbark hickory-nut, (C. alba Nutt. ..."
6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The husk of the hickory nut, as already stated, breaks up into four equal valves or ... I, Fruit of Carya alba; 2, hickory nut; 3, Cross Section of Nut; 4, ..."