[ hik-uh-ree, hik-ree ]
/ ˈhɪk ə ri, ˈhɪk ri /
a city in W North Carolina.
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/ (ˈhɪkərɪ) /
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for hickory
C17: from earlier pohickery, from Algonquian pawcohiccora food made from ground hickory nuts
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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.
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