Hickory

Definition of Hickory

Hick´o`ry
n.1.(Bot.) An American tree of the genus Carya, of which there are several species. The shagbark is the Carya alba, and has a very rough bark; it affords the hickory nut of the markets. The pignut, or brown hickory, is the Carya glabra. The swamp hickory is Carya amara, having a nut whose shell is very thin and the kernel bitter.
Hickory shad
a - (Zool.) The mattowacca, or fall herring.
b - The gizzard shad.

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hickory tree, wood
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