hickory

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Etymology[edit]

A shortening of pockerchicory/pokickery/pohickery.[1], from an Algonquian language, probably Algonquin pawcohiccora.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɪkəriː/, /ˈhɪkriː/
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Adjective[edit]

hickory (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the hickory tree or its wood.

Noun[edit]

hickory (plural hickories)

  1. Any of various deciduous hardwood trees of the genus Carya or Annamocarya.
  2. (uncountable) The wood of these trees.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1975, Nicholas Hook, History of the English language: Here are early spellings recorded in America: 1608 — pawcohiccora
    1618 — pockerchicory
    1634 — pokickery
    1653 — pohickery
    1671 — hickery
    1705 — hiccory
    1792 — hickory