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mockernut, mockernut hickory, black hickory, white-heart hickory, big-bud hickory, Carya tomentosa(noun)
smooth-barked North American hickory with 7 to 9 leaflets bearing a hard-shelled edible nut
Carya tomentosa, is a tree in the Juglandaceae or Walnut family. The most abundant of the hickories, common in the eastern half of the US, it is long lived, sometimes reaching the age of 500 years. A straight-growing hickory, a high percentage of its wood is used for products where strength, hardness, and flexibility are needed. The wood makes an excellent fuelwood, as well. The species’ name comes from the Latin word tomentum, meaning "covered with dense short hairs," referring to the underside of the leaves which help identify the species. Also called the White Hickory due to the light color of the wood, the tree's common name of "Mockernut" comes from the large, thick-shelled fruit with very small kernels of meat inside.
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