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shinnery

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noun shin·nery \ˈshi-nə-rē\

Definition of shinnery

plural

shinneries

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



Origin and Etymology of shinnery

modification of Louisiana French chênière, from French chêne oak


First Known Use: 1901


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