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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It was a perilous undertaking to climb a walnut tree, for the limbs began to grow high up and the trunk was covered with a rough bark, hence the name shagbark; to shin up, and still more to descend, was apt to make patches or a new seat to your trousers your mother's evening work after you had gone to bed.
Within the single species of nut tree called shagbark hickory, _Carya ovata_ (Mill.)
The shagbark is a slower growing tree than the pecan, but when properly cultivated shows a very satisfactory growth.
In each case the shagbark was the preferred species.
The shagbark is the nut most sought for by the younger generations and bids fair to become a nut of considerable importance.
The shagbark was the walnut of the market, a nut with a rich, oily kernel; the pignut was smaller with a very thick shell and correspondingly small meat, hard to separate from the shell.
The shagbark which is the most valuable nut producer of all the hickories, is rather widely distributed particularly in northern and central Missouri.
It is advised that the Association take an arbitrary stand on the nomenclature and state our choice of the name "shagbark" for _Hicoria ovata_,
I do not remember to have met the "shagbark" in poetry before, or that gray lichen-covered stone wall which occurs farther along in the same poem, and which is so characteristic of the older farms of
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