There are 2 definitions of hickory in English:


Line breaks: hick|ory
Pronunciation: /ˈhɪk(ə)ri


  • 1A chiefly North American tree of the walnut family, which yields tough, heavy timber and typically bears edible nuts (pecans).
    • Genus Carya, family Juglandaceae: several species.
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    • In the southern Blue Ridge, the chestnut was replaced largely by oaks and hickories, and also by yellow-poplar, maple, hemlock, and other species, depending on local conditions.
    • Snaking across rugged forested land, the trails lead you through a mix of oak, hickory, beech and maple that present a range of almost Eastern-quality fall colors.
    • However, Stone envisioned some twenty pieces of furniture - chairs, couches, sofas, benches, stools, screens, and tables - in oak, hickory, and cherry.
  • 1.1A stick made of hickory wood.
  • 2 (also hickory wattle) Australian An acacia tree that yields tough, close-grained timber.
    • Genus Acacia, family Leguminosae: several species, in particular A. implexa
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    • On the ridges and slopes white box and red stringy bark (E.macroryncha) dominate in association with kurrajong and hickory wattle.


late 17th century: abbreviation of pohickery, the local Virginian name, from Algonquian pawcohiccora.

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There are 2 definitions of hickory in English:


Syllabification: Hick·o·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈhik(ə)rē/

Entry from US English dictionary

  • A city in west central North Carolina, noted for its furniture industry; population 41,305 (est. 2008).

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