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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An eastern North American hickory tree (Carya ovata) having shaggy bark, pinnately compound leaves, and hard-shelled nuts with edible seeds. Also called shellbark.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A North-American hickory (Carya ovata) that has shaggy bark; shagbark hickory
  • n. A West Indian leguminous tree, Pithecolobium micradenium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The West Indian Pithecolobium micradenium, a legiminous tree with a red coiled-up pod.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of hickory, Hicoria ovata (Carya alba), which yields the best hickory-nuts. Also called shellbark (which see), and shagbark walnut.
  • n. Same as savonette, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. North American hickory having loose grey shaggy bark and edible nuts

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