[ puhk-uh-ree ]
/ ˈpʌk ə ri /
tending to pucker.
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Examples from the Web for puckery
Mother knows how to avoid the puckery, thick skin in eating plums.
But the skin was thick, very sour and puckery, so eating plums was not an unmixed joy.Trees Every Child Should Know|Julia Ellen Rogers
Oh, but they were puckery when green, but the frost sweetened them.