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shinnery

noun shin·nery \ˈshi-nə-rē\
plural shin·ner·ies

Definition of SHINNERY

:  a dense growth of small trees or an area of such growth; especially :  one of scrub oak in the West and Southwest
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Origin of SHINNERY

modification of Louisiana French chênière, from French chêne oak
First Known Use: 1901

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