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(ˈʃæɡˌbɑːk) or


1. (Plants) a North American hickory tree, Carya ovata, having loose rough bark and edible nuts
2. (Forestry) the wood of this tree, used for tool handles, fuel, etc
3. (Plants) the light-coloured hard-shelled nut of this tree
[C18: so called because of the texture of its bark]



1. a hickory, Caryaovata, having a coarse, shaggy bark.
2. the rounded, ribbed, edible nut of this tree.
Also called shag′bark hick`ory (for defs. 1, 2).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shagbark - North American hickory having loose grey shaggy bark and edible nutsshagbark - North American hickory having loose grey shaggy bark and edible nuts
hickory nut - small hard-shelled nut of North American hickory trees especially the shagbark hickories
Carya, genus Carya - genus of large deciduous nut-bearing trees; United States and China
hickory tree, hickory - American hardwood tree bearing edible nuts
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Three days later, Lear finally ventured into the big whitetail's known haunt and staked out a spot for his Summit climber in a shagbark hickory on the back side of a ridge.
4 m high in the canopy of a shagbark hickory (Carya ovata), 4.
An example of hyper local partnerships include Hartzler Family Dairy, Bowman & Landes and Shagbark Seed & Mill Tortilla Chips and Crackers for Columbus customers; Colorado favorites like MMLocal and Noosa Yoghurt for Pueblo and Colorado Springs; and Ebersole Cattle Company and Des Moines Bacon Company in Des Moines.
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Before heading into the field, the group gathered in the shade of a tree and sampled his "sumac-ade,'' a tasty, surprisingly sweet drink made from the berries of a non-poisonous variety of sumac; fruit roll-ups made from autumn olive, an invasive species that flourishes on roadsides and whose berries contain more of the nutrient lycopene than tomatoes; black walnuts; and nuts from the shagbark hickory, which tasted like pecans.
On my way to visit the buck, I would walk through the nut tree section, past the butternuts, the pecans, the wonderful shagbark hickories, the black walnuts, and even Chinese chestnuts, thinking this is where the American chestnuts should be.
Do liberals see no threats other than Christians and shagbark reactionaries?
Chaka is an 8% abv Belgian-style ale made with ingredients from each brewery's home state: Shagbark Hickory syrup from Hickoryworks in Trafalgar, IN.
a birch, whose shagbark white parchment skin is equally