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. See also pecan
- 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.
2 (also hickory wattle) Australian An acacia tree that yields tough, close-grained timber.
- Genus Acacia, family Leguminosae: several species, in particular A. implexa
- 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.
Words that rhyme with hickorychickaree, chicory, Terpsichore, trickery
Entry from US English dictionary
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