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shagbark

[ shag-bahrk ]
/ ˈʃægˌbɑrk /
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noun

a hickory, Carya ovata, having shaggy, rough bark and yielding a valuable wood.
the wood.
the ellipsoidal, slightly angular nut of this tree.

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Also called shagbark hickory (for defs. 1, 2).

Origin of shagbark

First recorded in 1685–95; shag(gy) + bark2
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shagbark

shellbark

/ (ˈʃæɡˌbɑːk) /

noun

a North American hickory tree, Carya ovata, having loose rough bark and edible nuts
the wood of this tree, used for tool handles, fuel, etc
the light-coloured hard-shelled nut of this tree

Word Origin for shagbark

C18: so called because of the texture of its bark
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