shellbark

shellbark

[shel-bahrk]
noun
the shagbark tree.

Origin:
1750–60; shell + 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]

shellbark (ˈʃɛlˌbɑːk)
 
n
another name for shagbark
 
[C19: so called from the texture of its bark]

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