Definitions for hickoryˈhɪk ə ri, ˈhɪk ri
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hick•o•ryˈhɪk ə ri, ˈhɪk ri(n.)(pl.)-ries.
any North American tree of the genus Carya, of the walnut family: some bear edible nuts or yield a valuable wood.
the wood of any of these trees.
a switch or stick of this wood.
Origin of hickory:
1670–80; earlier pohickery < Virginia Algonquian (E sp.) pocohiquara a milky drink prepared from hickory nuts
valuable tough heavy hardwood from various hickory trees
hickory, hickory tree(noun)
American hardwood tree bearing edible nuts
Any of various deciduous hardwood trees of the genus Carya or Annamocarya.
The wood of this tree.
Of or pertaining to the hickory tree or its wood.
Origin: From Algonquin pawcohiccora.
an American tree of the genus Carya, of which there are several species. The shagbark is the C. alba, and has a very rough bark; it affords the hickory nut of the markets. The pignut, or brown hickory, is the C. glabra. The swamp hickory is C. amara, having a nut whose shell is very thin and the kernel bitter