- the shagbark tree.
Origin of shellbark
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for shellbark
It has only about one-half the strength and stiffness of the shellbark hickory.Trees of Indiana
Charles Clemon Deam
Remarks: Wood not distinguished from shellbark hickory in commerce.Wood and Forest
All of the McCallister hican grafts were killed outright as were a number of grafts of the shellbark hickory (Carya laciniosa).
Miss Jones: A characteristic of all shellbark x pecan hybrids is that they don't fill well.
The shellbark is a tree the best varieties of which it is difficult to learn about.Northern Nut Growers Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-First Annual Meeting
Northern Nut Growers Association
- another name for shagbark
C19: so called from the texture of its bark
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012