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  • noun a kind of hickory nut milk prepared by Native Americans in New England and used as a beverage.


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  • Both the name and the knowledge of the uses of this tree came to the earliest pioneers through contact with the red man, whose hunting bow and fishing spear and the hobbles for his horses were fashioned of the "pohickory" tree.

    Pioneers of the Old Southwest: a chronicle of the dark and bloody ground

  • The Indian women first made pohickory butter, and the wise old men of the Cherokee towns, so we are told, first applied the pohickory rod to the vanity of youth!

    Pioneers of the Old Southwest: a chronicle of the dark and bloody ground

  • "I would give all the pohickory that was ever brewed by heathen for a toss of aqua vitae!"

    To Have and to Hold

  • I sat and smoked before the lodge, and the maidens brought me chinquapin cakes and pohickory; for Nantauquas is a prince and a welcome guest to all save Opechancanough.

    To Have and to Hold

  • Later on, the women spread a great breakfast of fish and turkey and venison, maize bread, tuckahoe and pohickory.

    To Have and to Hold

  • The werowance received us in due form, with presents of fish and venison, cakes of chinquapin meal and gourds of pohickory, an uncouth dance by twelve of his young men and a deal of hellish noise; then, at our command, led us into the village, and to the lodge which marked its centre.

    To Have and to Hold

  • Let my fathers tarry and my women shall bring them chinquepin cakes and tuckahoe, pohickory and succotash, and my young men -- "

    Prisoners of Hope A Tale of Colonial Virginia


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