hickory

EnglishEdit

 
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hickory tree at Morton Arboretum
 
Finished hickory wood in a cabinet

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EtymologyEdit

A shortening of pockerchicory/pokickery/pohickery,[1] from Powhatan pawcohiccora.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɪkəɹiː/, /ˈhɪkɹiː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪkəɹi

AdjectiveEdit

hickory (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the hickory tree or its wood.

NounEdit

hickory (countable and uncountable, plural hickories)

  1. (countable) Any of various deciduous hardwood trees of the genus Carya or Annamocarya.
    1. Carya illinoinensis is the source of pecan nuts.
  2. (uncountable) The wood of these trees.
  3. A coarse, durable cotton fabric.
    The loggers wore hickory shirts.
  4. (countable, golf, informal) A club made from this wood.
    • 2012, Lee Pace, The Golden Age of Pinehurst: The Story of the Rebirth of No. 2 (page 117)
      What you find out is, if you have good hickories, you can play anywhere from 5,300 yards to 6,100 with no problem.
    • 2013, Alfie Ward, Fairways! What Fairways? (page 182)
      I still had in my possession thirteen sets of hickories and a good stock of gutty golf balls, []

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1975, Nicholas Hook, History of the English language: Here are early spellings recorded in America: 1608 — pawcohiccora
    1618 — pockerchicory
    1634 — pokickery
    1653 — pohickery
    1671 — hickery
    1705 — hiccory
    1792 — hickory

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NounEdit

hickory m (plural hickorys)

  1. hickory

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