Hickory



[hik-uh-ree, hik-ree] /ˈhɪk ə ri, ˈhɪk ri/

noun, plural hickories.
1.
any of several North American trees belonging to the genus Carya, of the walnut family, certain species of which bear edible nuts or yield a valuable wood.
Compare , .
2.
the wood of any of these trees.
3.
a switch, stick, etc., of this wood.
4.
Baseball Slang. a baseball bat.
5.
Also called hickory cloth, hickory stripe. a strong fabric of twill construction, used chiefly in the manufacture of work clothes.
[hik-uh-ree, hik-ree] /ˈhɪk ə ri, ˈhɪk ri/
noun
1.
a city in W North Carolina.
/ˈhɪkərɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
any juglandaceous tree of the chiefly North American genus Carya, having nuts with edible kernels and hard smooth shells See also pecan, pignut (sense 1), bitternut (sense 1), shagbark
2.
the hard tough wood of any of these trees
3.
the nut of any of these trees
4.
a switch or cane made of hickory wood
n.

1670s, American English, from Algonquian (perhaps Powhatan), shortening of pockerchicory or a similar name for this species of walnut. Old Hickory as the nickname of U.S. politician Andrew Jackson is first recorded 1827.

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    [hik-uh-ree, hik-ree] /ˈhɪk ə ri, ˈhɪk ri/ noun 1. a city in W North Carolina. /ˈhɪkərɪ/ noun (pl) -ries 1. any juglandaceous tree of the chiefly North American genus Carya, having nuts with edible kernels and hard smooth shells See also pecan, pignut (sense 1), bitternut (sense 1), shagbark 2. the hard tough wood of […]



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