Definition of Nutmeg hickory
1. Noun. Hickory of southern United States and Mexico having hard nutmeg-shaped nuts.
Group relationships: Carya, Genus Carya
Generic synonyms: Hickory, Hickory Tree
Lexicographical Neighbors of Nutmeg Hickory
Literary usage of Nutmeg hickory
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Report of the Secretary for Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1876)
"nutmeg hickory.—Southern States. This species grows in swamps in the Southern States. The fruit resembles a nutmeg, whence the name of nutmeg hickory, ..."
2. The Sylva Americana: Or, A Description of the Forest Trees Indigenous to the by Daniel Jay Browne (1832)
"X. This species is peculiar to the Middle States, though not much multiplied, where it bears the name of nutmeg hickory, from the resemblance of its fruit ..."
3. Check List of the Forest Trees of the United States: Their Names and Ranges by George Bishop Sudworth (1898)
"nutmeg hickory. RANGE.—Coast region of South Carolina (Goose Creek, Cooper River); central Alabama (between Tombigbee and Alabama rivers, ..."
4. Plant Life of Alabama: An Account of the Distribution, Modes of Association by Charles Theodore Mohr (1901)
"The nutmeg hickory, when full grown, resembles the shagbark hickory in its pale, shreddy bark, ... By the discovery of the nutmeg hickory in this region, ..."