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shagbark hickory

noun

Definition of shagbark hickory

  1. :  a hickory (Carya ovata) of eastern North America with sweet edible nuts and a gray shaggy outer bark that peels off in long strips; also :  its wood



1751

First Known Use of shagbark hickory

1751


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