shellbark

[ shel-bahrk ]
/ ˈʃɛlˌbɑrk /
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noun

the shagbark tree.

Nearby words

  1. shell-like,
  2. shell-shocked,
  3. shellac,
  4. shellacking,
  5. shellback,
  6. shellcracker,
  7. shelled,
  8. sheller,
  9. shelley,
  10. shelley, mary wollstonecraft

Origin of shellbark

First recorded in 1750–60; shell + bark2

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British Dictionary definitions for shellbark

shellbark

/ (ˈʃɛlˌbɑːk) /

noun

another name for shagbark

Word Origin for shellbark

C19: so called from the texture of its bark

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