Carya amara
Hickory Hick"o*ry, n. [North American Indian pawcohiccora (Capt. J. Smith) a kind of milk or oily liquor pressed from pounded hickory nuts. ``Pohickory'' is named in a list of Virginia trees, in 1653, and this was finally shortened to ``hickory.'' --J. H. Trumbull.] (Bot.) An American tree of the genus {Carya}, of which there are several species. The shagbark is the {Carya alba}, and has a very rough bark; it affords the hickory nut of the markets. The pignut, or brown hickory, is the {Carya glabra}. The swamp hickory is {Carya amara}, having a nut whose shell is very thin and the kernel bitter. [1913 Webster]

{Hickory shad}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The mattowacca, or fall herring. (b) The gizzard shad. [1913 Webster]


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  • Carya amara — Bitternut Bit ter*nut , n. (Bot.) The swamp hickory ({Carya amara}). Its thin shelled nuts are bitter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carya alba — Hickory Hick o*ry, n. [North American Indian pawcohiccora (Capt. J. Smith) a kind of milk or oily liquor pressed from pounded hickory nuts. Pohickory is named in a list of Virginia trees, in 1653, and this was finally shortened to hickory. J. H.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carya glabra — Hickory Hick o*ry, n. [North American Indian pawcohiccora (Capt. J. Smith) a kind of milk or oily liquor pressed from pounded hickory nuts. Pohickory is named in a list of Virginia trees, in 1653, and this was finally shortened to hickory. J. H.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Hickory — Hick o*ry, n. [North American Indian pawcohiccora (Capt. J. Smith) a kind of milk or oily liquor pressed from pounded hickory nuts. Pohickory is named in a list of Virginia trees, in 1653, and this was finally shortened to hickory. J. H. Trumbull …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hickory shad — Hickory Hick o*ry, n. [North American Indian pawcohiccora (Capt. J. Smith) a kind of milk or oily liquor pressed from pounded hickory nuts. Pohickory is named in a list of Virginia trees, in 1653, and this was finally shortened to hickory. J. H.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bitternut — Bit ter*nut , n. (Bot.) The swamp hickory ({Carya amara}). Its thin shelled nuts are bitter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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