shinnery
noun (plural -neries) Etymology: modification of Louisiana French chênière, from French chêne oak Date: 1901 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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  • shinnery — shin·nery …   English syllables

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