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shellbark

[shel-bahrk] /ˈʃɛlˌbɑrk/
noun
1.
the shagbark tree.
Origin of shellbark
1750-1760
First recorded in 1750-60; shell + bark2
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shellbark

/ˈʃɛlˌbɑːk/
noun
1.
another name for shagbark
Word Origin
C19: so called from the texture of its bark
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