bitternut hickory


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bit·ter·nut hickory

 (bĭt′ər-nŭt′)
n.
A hickory tree (Carya cordiformis) of eastern North America, having nuts with bitter kernels.
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Noun1.bitternut hickory - hickory of the eastern United States having a leaves with 7 or 9 leaflets and thin-shelled very bitter nutsbitternut hickory - hickory of the eastern United States having a leaves with 7 or 9 leaflets and thin-shelled very bitter nuts
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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The wood does not need to come from the shagbark, however, it may come from mockernut and bitternut hickory trees.
witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana), bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis) and cherry (Prunus spp.
I have been astounded at the adaptability and hardiness of Bitternut Hickory (Carya cordiformis).
2002) found that Cerulean Warblers in Illinois showed the strongest preference for shellbark hickory (Carya laciniosa) and bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis).
All but the Wyoming Bluff site experienced a large increase in species not historically associated with lowland forests in Wisconsin: Northern red oak (Quercus rubra), bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis) and hackberry (Celtis occidentalis).