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shagbark

[shag-bahrk] /ˈʃægˌbɑrk/
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
1685-1695
1685-95; shag(gy) + bark2
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Examples from the web for shagbark
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for shagbark

shagbark

/ˈʃæɡˌbɑːk/
noun
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
Word Origin
C18: so called because of the texture of its bark
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Word Origin and History for shagbark
n.

type of hickory, 1751, from shag (n.) + bark (n.1).

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