shagbark

[shag-bahrk]
noun
1.
a hickory, Carya ovata, having rough, shaggy, bark and yielding a valuable wood.
2.
the wood.
3.
the ellipsoidal, slightly angular nut of this tree.
Also called shagbark hickory (for defs 1, 2).


Origin:
1685–95; shag(gy) + bark2

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shagbark or shellbark (ˈʃæɡˌbɑːk)
 
n
1.  a North American hickory tree, Carya ovata, having loose rough bark and edible nuts
2.  the wood of this tree, used for tool handles, fuel, etc
3.  the light-coloured hard-shelled nut of this tree
 
[C18: so called because of the texture of its bark]
 
shellbark or shellbark
 
n
 
[C18: so called because of the texture of its bark]

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Example sentences
Shagbark hickory syrup was the stuff of family legend.
The nuts of the shagbark hickory are eaten by forest wildlife and humans alike.
Shagbark, pignut, and mockernut are common hickory species.
In the wooded uplands there are innumerable shagbark hickories.
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