Definition of Shellbark hickory

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

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

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shellbark Hickory

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

Literary usage of Shellbark hickory

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

1. 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. ..."

2. Trees and Tree-planting by James Sanks Brisbin (1888)
"Tho shellbark hickory.— Its Features, Form, and Character. — Its Twofold Merits. — The Thick shellbark hickory.—General Characteristics. ..."

3. Trees and Tree-planting by James Sanks Brisbin (1888)
"The Thick shellbark hickory.—General Characteristics.—Quality of its Fruit.—Composition of Leaf.—Pignut Hickory.—Its Size, Attainable Height, and Particular ..."

4. The Sylva Americana: Or, A Description of the Forest Trees Indigenous to the by Daniel Jay Browne (1832)
"Like that of the shellbark hickory, it has four depressed seams, ... The thick shellbark hickory, as has been said, is nearly related to the shellbark ..."

5. Our Trees, how to Know Them by Clarence Moores Weed (1918)
"THE SHELLBARK OR SHAGBARK HICKORY THE shellbark hickory is perhaps the most ... The fruit of the shellbark hickory is one of the favorite American nuts. ..."

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