a North American hickory, Carya tomentosa, bearing a sweet, edible nut.
the nut itself.
- Also called mockernut hickory .
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How to use mockernut in a sentence
The pignut and the mockernut hickories are found in the southern hardwood belt along Lake Erie.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting | Northern Nut Growers Association
Note: Mr. Stoke showed the group a picture of a mockernut tree in one of his fields which he had girdled to kill it.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting | Northern Nut Growers Association
The mockernut is the hickory-nut with a dark, brownish-colored shell, hard and thick and not easily cracked.On the Trail | Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
The bitternut (Hicoria minima) can be told from the mockernut and other species of hickory by its bud, which has no scales at all.Studies of Trees | Jacob Joshua Levison
Soil and location: The mockernut hickory grows on a great variety of soils, but prefers one which is rich and well-drained.Studies of Trees | Jacob Joshua Levison
British Dictionary definitions for 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
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