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shinnery

[ shin-uh-ree ]
/ ˈʃɪn ə ri /
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noun Southwestern U.S.

a dense growth of small trees, especially scrub oaks.

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Origin of shinnery

1900–05, Americanism;<Louisiana French chênièrechenier (perhaps directly < a by-form *chênerie)
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