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HICKORY

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HICKORY (noun)
  The noun HICKORY has 2 senses:

1. valuable tough heavy hardwood from various hickory trees
2. American hardwood tree bearing edible nuts

  Familiarity information: HICKORY used as a noun is rare.


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HICKORY (noun)


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Meaning:

Valuable tough heavy hardwood from various hickory trees

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("hickory" is a kind of...):

wood (the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees)

Holonyms ("hickory" is a substance of...):

hickory; hickory tree (American hardwood tree bearing edible nuts)


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Meaning:

American hardwood tree bearing edible nuts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

hickory tree; hickory

Hypernyms ("hickory" is a kind of...):

nut tree (tree bearing edible nuts)

Meronyms (substance of "hickory"):

hickory (valuable tough heavy hardwood from various hickory trees)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hickory"):

bitter pecan; Carya aquatica; water bitternut; water hickory (hickory of southern United States having many narrow leaflets and rather bitter nuts)

black hickory; brown hickory; Carya glabra; pignut; pignut hickory (an American hickory tree having bitter nuts)

bitter hickory; bitter pignut; bitternut; bitternut hickory; Carya cordiformis; swamp hickory (hickory of the eastern United States having a leaves with 7 or 9 leaflets and thin-shelled very bitter nuts)

big shagbark; big shellbark; big shellbark hickory; Carya laciniosa; king nut; king nut hickory (hickory of the eastern United States resembling the shagbark but having a much larger nut)

Carya myristicaeformis; Carya myristiciformis; nutmeg hickory (hickory of southern United States and Mexico having hard nutmeg-shaped nuts)

Carya ovata; shagbark; shagbark hickory; shellbark; shellbark hickory (North American hickory having loose grey shaggy bark and edible nuts)

big-bud hickory; black hickory; Carya tomentosa; mockernut; mockernut hickory; white-heart hickory (smooth-barked North American hickory with 7 to 9 leaflets bearing a hard-shelled edible nut)

Holonyms ("hickory" is a member of...):

Carya; genus Carya (genus of large deciduous nut-bearing trees; United States and China)


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