hickory

[n] - valuable tough heavy hardwood from various hickory trees 2. [n] - American hardwood tree bearing edible nuts
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Hickory

Hick'o·ry noun [ North American Indian pawcohiccora (Capt. J. Smith) a kind of milk or oily liquor pressed from pounded hickory nuts. ' Pohickory ' is named in a list of Virginia trees, in 1653, and this was finally shortened to 'hickory.' J. H. Trumbull. ] (Botany) An Americ...
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hickory

<botany> An American tree of the genus Carya, of which there are several species. The shagbark is the C. Alba, and has a very rough bark; it affords the hickory nut of the markets. The pignut, or brown hickory, is the C. Glabra. The swamp hickory is C. Amara, having a nut whose shell is very thin and the kernel bitter. Hickory shad. ... <z...
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Hickory

• (n.) An American tree of the genus Carya, of which there are several species. The shagbark is the C. alba, and has a very rough bark; it affords the hickory nut of the markets. The pignut, or brown hickory, is the C. glabra. The swamp hickory is C. amara, having a nut whose shell is very thin and the kernel bitter.Hickory: words in the defin...
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Hickory

city, Catawba county, west-central North Carolina, U.S. It lies near the Catawba River (there dammed to form Lake Hickory) just east of the ...
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hickory

any of about 18 species of deciduous timber and nut-producing trees that constitute the genus Carya of the walnut family (Juglandaceae). About 15 ... [1 related articles]
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hickory

hickory, any plant of the genus Carya of the family Juglandaceae (walnut family); deciduous nut-bearing trees native to E North America and south to Central America except for a few species found in SE Asia. The pecan (C. illinoinensis) is one of the most important nut trees of the United States. Th...
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Hickory

Hickory, city (1990 pop. 28,301), Burke and Catawba counties, W N.C., at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mts.; inc. 1870. It is a processing and trade center for an abundant agricultural region (grain, soybeans, poultry, hogs, cattle, dairying). Manufactures include furniture; textiles and tape; stone, p...
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Hickory

Hickory is several species of timber trees of the genus Carya of the family Juglandeae. They are natives to North America. The wood is heavy, strong and tenacious and was used for making carriage-shafts, screws, whip-handles, cogged wheels, etc. The shag-bark (Carya alba) yields the hickory-nut of commerce, and its wood is very valuable. Carya oliv...
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hickory

Tree belonging to the walnut family, native to North America and Asia. It provides a valuable timber, and all species produce nuts, though some are inedible. The pecan (C. illinoensis) is widely cultivated in the southern USA, and the shagbark (C. ovata) in the northern USA. (Genus Carya, fam...
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hickory

Wood from a native North American tree used at the beginning of the 19th century to make club shafts. Use continued until the 1920's.
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Hickory

Hickory (from Powhatan) is a type of tree, comprising the genus Carya (κάρυον `nut`). The genus includes 17–19 species of deciduous trees with pinnately compound leaves and big nuts. Five or six species are native to China, Indochina, and India (State of Assam), 11 or 12 are from the United States, two to four are from Canada and four ar.....
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Hickory

[disambiguation] Hickory is a type of tree (Carya species) found in North America and East Asia. Hickory may also refer to: ==Place names== In the United States: == Other uses == == See also == ...
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