mockernut


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mockernut

(ˈmɒkəˌnʌt)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: black hickory a species of smooth-barked hickory, Carya tomentosa, with fragrant foliage that turns bright yellow in autumn
2. (Cookery) the nut of this tree
[so called because the nut is difficult to extract]
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Noun1.mockernut - smooth-barked North American hickory with 7 to 9 leaflets bearing a hard-shelled edible nutmockernut - smooth-barked North American hickory with 7 to 9 leaflets bearing a hard-shelled edible nut
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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ailanthus Alnus glutinosa European alder Betula alleghaniensis yellow birch Betula lenta sweet birch Betula nigra river birch Carya alba mockernut hickory Carya cordiformis bitternut hickory Carya glabra pignut hickory Carya laciniosa shellbark hickory Carya ovata shagbark hickory Carya spp.
COMMON NAMES: True Hickory Group: Hickory, shagbark, shellbark, mockernut, pignut Pecan Hickory Group: pecan, bitternut, water and nutmeg hickory.
Analysis indicated that the bitter pecan value was significantly lower than the mockernut hickory value.
The Shellbark Hickory, Carya laciniosa, with its shaggy bark, and the Mockernut Hickory, Carya tomentosa, are two hickory trees that have excellent fall color.
Another reason that would-be nutpickers do not gather hickory nuts is that they cannot differentiate the shagbark hickory from its bitternut and mockernut relatives, which do not bear edible nuts.
Hickory, red hickory, white hickory, brown hickory, black hickory, pignut hickory, mockernut hickory, shellbark hickory, scalyback hickory, big shellbark hickory; bottom hickory, western hickory, thick shellbark hickory, shagbark hickory, broom hickory
I flick off the flashlight and head toward my next bait tree, an old mockernut hickory just up the hill.
Just inside the funnel, I found a heavily used trail and a mature mockernut hickory tree 15 yards from it.
Bottomland hardwood forests typically consist of sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua), black tupelo, baldcypress, American beech (Fagus grandifolia), mockernut and pignut hickory (Carya tomentosa and C.
The nine other trees were three shagbark hickories (Carya ovata), two shellbark hickories (Carya laciniosa),, one mockernut hickory (Carya tomentosa), one sugar maple (Acer saccharum), one honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos), and one white oak (Quercus alba).
The 76 logs studied at this site consisted of southern red oak, cherrybark oak, water oak, white oak, mockernut hickory, and shagbark hickory.