shinnery

noun
shin·nery | \ˈshi-nə-rē \
plural shinneries

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

First Known Use of shinnery

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shinnery

modification of Louisiana French chênière, from French chêne oak

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