There are 2 main definitions of hickory in English:

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hickory 1

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. See also pecan
Example sentences
  • 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
Example sentences
  • 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 hickory

chickaree, chicory, Terpsichore, trickery
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There are 2 main definitions of hickory in English:

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Hickory 2

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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