shellbark

Definitions

  • Shagbark Hickory. Shellbark Hickory
    Shagbark Hickory. Shellbark Hickory
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shellbark North American hickory having loose grey shaggy bark and edible nuts
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Shellbark Hickory. King Nut Shellbark Hickory. King Nut

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Shellbark (Bot) A species of hickory (Carya alba) whose outer bark is loose and peeling; a shagbark; also, its nut.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shellbark Either of two hickories of eastern North America, so named from the loose, flat, strap-like scales of the bark on old trees. The principal one is Carya alba (Hicoria ovata); the big or bottom shellbark, thriving particularly on bottom-lands in the west, is C. (H.).sulcata. Both are important hard-wood timber-trees, and both yield sweet and oily marketable nuts, those of the former being smaller, thinner-shelled, and sweeter. Also shagbark. See cut under hickory.
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Usage

In literature:

The shellbark, with five large leaflets, a large nut, of which the husk is deeply grooved at the seams, and a rough, scaly trunk.
"Among the Trees at Elmridge" by Ella Rodman Church
Of this group of trees we have the shellbark, shagbark and pignut.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
In Missouri it means the shellbark.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
We got 134 specimens of shagbark hickory, 40 shellbarks and 10 others, perhaps hybrids or other species.
"Northern Nut Growers Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-First Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
SHAGBARK OR SHELLBARK HICKORY.
"Handbook of the Trees of New England" by Lorin Low Dame
The other, a very interesting shellbark, came to my attention.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
We have not tried shellbark on it, except Berger which grows well on it.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Under those shellbark trees is a grand place for a tent, and here is water enough to float fifty canoes.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
The shellbark hickory is much less common and far less well known than is the shagbark.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Two of the seedlings show shellbark blood.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
All the shagbarks and shellbarks are doing well, although only the young shagbarks are bearing, and then only lightly.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
You've knowed Susan Shellbark as long as I have, Sam, and you know she'll stick to that bargain.
"John Gayther's Garden and the Stories Told Therein" by Frank R. Stockton
The shellbark bears nuts as large as the largest black walnut.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting" by Various
He caught himself scraping his wrists up and down again against the rough, scrofulous trunk of a shellbark hickory.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
The shellbarks looked forlorn in the rain, and the ground was so soft that it gave under her feet.
"Shapes that Haunt the Dusk" by Various
The best chestnut-trees is yender, the best shellbarks t'other way.
"The Brass Bound Box" by Evelyn Raymond
Hickory, Big Shellbark, 142.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
The big shellbark, like the little shellbark, is a common forest tree in the Middle West and Middle Atlantic states.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
The wood is white, heavy, tough, and nearly as valuable as the common shellbark hickory.
"The Nut Culturist" by Andrew S. Fuller
A curious example of persistence, when so much else has perished, is found in the word "Kiskatomas," the shellbark nut.
"Old-Time Gardens" by Alice Morse Earle
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