hickory: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (hik'u-rē, hik'rē), [key]
— pl. -ries.
  1. any of several North American trees belonging to the genus Carya, of the walnut family, certain species of which bear edible nuts or yield a valuable wood. Cf. pecan, shagbark.
  2. the wood of any of these trees.
  3. a switch, stick, etc., of this wood.
  4. a baseball bat.
  5. Also calleda strong fabric of twill construction, used chiefly in the manufacture of work clothes.


Pronunciation: (hik'u-rē, hik'rē), [key]
— n.
  1. a city in W North Carolina. 20,757.
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