from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The mockernut-tree, Carya lomentosa; also, its fruit.
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Some places it is called kingnut and some places they call it under the name of this big one in the show room, shellbark.
This species may prove to be of value as a stock for grafting with the shellbark kingnut and some of the good hybrid hickories.
The big shellbark or kingnut is common to the south and southwest regions, but its range is not as wide as others.