Definitions

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

  • n. See shagbark.
  • n. An eastern North American hickory (Carya laciniosa) having shaggy bark, pinnately compound leaves, and large, compressed, globose, reddish or yellow nuts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A species of hickory (Carya alba) whose outer bark is loose and peeling; a shagbark.
  • n. The nut of this tree.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A species of hickory (Carya alba) whose outer bark is loose and peeling; a shagbark; also, its nut.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Either of two hickories of eastern North America, so named from the loose, flat, strap-like scales of the bark on old trees.

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

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

Etymologies

shell +‎ bark (Wiktionary)

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