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shinnery

[shin-uh-ree]
noun Southwestern U.S.
  1. a dense growth of small trees, especially scrub oaks.
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Origin of shinnery

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