Definition of Shellbark

1. Noun. North American hickory having loose grey shaggy bark and edible nuts.

Exact synonyms: Carya Ovata, Shagbark, Shagbark Hickory, Shellbark Hickory
Terms within: Hickory Nut
Group relationships: Carya, Genus Carya
Generic synonyms: Hickory, Hickory Tree

Definition of Shellbark

1. n. A species of hickory (Carya alba) whose outer bark is loose and peeling; a shagbark; also, its nut.

Definition of Shellbark

1. Noun. A species of hickory (''Carya alba'') whose outer bark is loose and peeling; a shagbark. ¹

2. Noun. The nut of this tree. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shellbark

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Medical Definition of Shellbark

1. A species of hickory (Carya alba) whose outer bark is loose and peeling; a shagbark; also, its nut. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shellbark

shell suits
shellable
shellac
shellac base
shellac varnish
shellac wax
shellack
shellacked
shellacking
shellackings
shellacks
shellacs
shellapple
shellback
shellbacks
shellbark (current term)
shellbark hickory
shellbarks
shellcode
shellcodes
shellcracker
shellcrackers
shelled
sheller
shellers
shellfire
shellfires
shellfish
shellfisheries
shellfisherman

Literary usage of Shellbark

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

1. The Nut Culturist: A Treatise on the Propagation, Planting and Cultivation by Andrew Samuel Fuller (1896)
"Varieties of the "Western shellbark.—The typical form of the thick or Western ... between the pecan and the large western shellbark hickory (H. laciniosa). ..."

2. The Farmer's Encyclopædia, and Dictionary of Rural Affairs: Embracing All by Cuthbert William Johnson (1844)
"Bristling in this manner with projecting points, the shellbark hickory ... "The fruit of the shellbark hickory is ripe about the beginning of October. ..."

3. Trees and Tree-planting by James Sanks Brisbin (1888)
"The Thick shellbark Hickory.—General Characteristics.— Quality of its Fruit. ... The shellbark is the best for planting, either for wood or for fruit. ..."

4. Trees and Tree-planting by James Sanks Brisbin (1888)
"The Thick shellbark Hickory.—General Characteristics.—Quality of its Fruit. ... The shellbark is the best for planting, either for wood or for fruit. ..."

5. Our Native Trees and how to Identify Them: A Popular Study of Their Habits by Harriet Louise Keeler (1900)
"... in>ata, the shellbark. All have stout perpendicular taproots and thick fibrous rootlets as well. ..."

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