noun, plural hick·o·ries.
Origin of hickory
Definition for hickory (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for hickory
Outside, oak and hickory and pecan trees dotted the rolling grassland.
If the farmer were wise he would replant some of these lands with such trees as spruce, hickory, walnut, or maple.Conservation Reader|Harold W. Fairbanks
The Judge steadied himself on his hickory stick and walked off without a word.The Crisis, Complete|Winston Churchill
These were notched at the ends and fastened with hickory pins.A Tale of the Kloster|Brother Jabez
British Dictionary definitions for hickory
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for hickory
Word Origin and History for hickory
1670s, American English, from Algonquian (perhaps Powhatan), shortening of pockerchicory or a similar name for this species of walnut. Old Hickory as the nickname of U.S. politician Andrew Jackson is first recorded 1827.