- a North American hickory, Carya tomentosa, bearing a sweet, edible nut.
- the nut itself.
Origin of mockernut
1795–1805, Americanism; apparently mocker + nut
Also called mockernut hickory.
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Examples from the Web for mockernut
Elsewhere the pignut and the mockernut are called "hickory."
Other characters: The bark is close like that of the mockernut hickory.Studies of Trees
Jacob Joshua Levison
This makes it of value for there are few of our named hickories that will do well when grafted on the mockernut.
In 1933 I top-worked a mockernut with ten grafts of the Barnes.
There are three other nuts that I know do well on the mockernut.
- Also called: black hickory a species of smooth-barked hickory, Carya tomentosa, with fragrant foliage that turns bright yellow in autumn
- the nut of this tree
so called because the nut is difficult to extract
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