[ US /ˈhɪkɝi, ˈhɪkɹi/ ]
[ UK /hˈɪkəɹˌi/ ]
  1. valuable tough heavy hardwood from various hickory trees
  2. American hardwood tree bearing edible nuts
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How To Use hickory In A Sentence

  • Invade some butternut or hickory grove on a frosty October morning, and hear the red squirrel beat the "juba" on a horizontal branch. Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers
  • Denim is identified as an "American cotton textile where the diagonal warp is a striped hickory cloth that was once associated with railroadmen's overalls, in which blue or black contrasting undyed white threads form the woven pattern. My God George Will is a bigger fashion snob than me! - dfi
  • In his book Reading, Writing, and the Hickory Stick, Dr. Irwin Hyman says that all of these punitive practices can leave a child with serious long-term aftereffects. How to Talk so Kids Can Learn
  • Some of the more exotic, smoked flavors, including hickory and applewood, are express-smoked under pressure in a controlled-combustion smoke chamber.
  • Dry upland forests contain blackjack oak, post oak, scarlet oak, pignut hickory, and white oak. Ecoregions of Illinois (EPA)
  • Hickory - smoked , hand - pull pork tossed in your favorite BWWS. Lettuce, tomato and onion served upon request.
  • The trunk of the hickory is unique in appearance as the bark separates from the tree in long platelike strips which hang on at one end and give the scraggly appearance from which the tree derives its name. Northern Nut Growers Association, Report Of The Proceedings At The Tenth Annual Meeting. Battle Creek, Michigan, December 9 and 10, 1919
  • Hickory - smoked , hand - pull pork tossed in your favorite BWWS. Lettuce, tomato and onion served upon request.
  • Hickory, twirling colour into a glowing paperweight on the end of a slender five-foot-long steel rod called a punty iron, looked extremely relieved at my return from the races. Shattered
  • The rocker's stiles, arms, and stretchers were made from unmilled hickory sticks, occasionally with the bark left on.
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