Definition of Hickory tree
1. Noun. American hardwood tree bearing edible nuts.
Group relationships: Carya, Genus Carya
Terms within: Hickory
Specialized synonyms: Bitter Pecan, Carya Aquatica, Water Bitternut, Water Hickory, Black Hickory, Brown Hickory, Carya Glabra, Pignut, Pignut Hickory, Bitter Hickory, Bitter Pignut, Bitternut, Bitternut Hickory, Carya Cordiformis, Swamp Hickory, Big Shagbark, Big Shellbark, Big Shellbark Hickory, Carya Laciniosa, King Nut, King Nut Hickory, Carya Myristicaeformis, Carya Myristiciformis, Nutmeg Hickory, Carya Ovata, Shagbark, Shagbark Hickory, Shellbark, Shellbark Hickory, Big-bud Hickory, Black Hickory, Carya Tomentosa, Mockernut, Mockernut Hickory, White-heart Hickory
Generic synonyms: Nut Tree
Lexicographical Neighbors of Hickory Tree
Literary usage of Hickory tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Christian Science Journal by Mary Baker Eddy (1910)
"THE PROBLEM OF THE hickory tree LOUISE KNIGHT WHEATLEY A CERTAIN hickory tree which shades our lawn has lately been the means of teaching so valuable a ..."
2. Foods and Their Adulteration: Origin, Manufacture, and Composition of Food by Harvey Washington Wiley (1917)
"... widely separated from the trunk, it is known as the shagbark or shellbark hickory. Another variety of the hickory tree is known as the pignut (Carya ..."
3. The Magazine of History with Notes and Queries (1909)
"NOTES AND QUERIES A hickory tree AS A MONUMENT In the Baptist graveyard at Canton, Mass., lies the body of a Revolutionary soldier named James Sayres. ..."
4. Kindergarten Stories and Morning Talks by Sara Eliza Wiltse (1890)
"Yes, it grew on a hickory-tree ; the meat is very good to eat, and if you listen well to what I tell you about the tree, you shall each have a nut to eat. ..."
5. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1885)
"Dr. DL Phares, of Agricultural College, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, deposited the first twigs seut to him on the ground under the base of a hickory tree ..."