shin·​nery ˈshi-nə-rē How to pronounce shinnery (audio)
plural shinneries
: a dense growth of small trees or an area of such growth
especially : one of scrub oak in the West and Southwest

Word History


modification of Louisiana French chênière, from French chêne oak

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shinnery was in 1901

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Cite this Entry

“Shinnery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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