Definition of Big shellbark

1. Noun. Hickory of the eastern United States resembling the shagbark but having a much larger nut.

Exact synonyms: Big Shagbark, Big Shellbark Hickory, Carya Laciniosa, King Nut, King Nut Hickory
Terms within: Hickory Nut
Group relationships: Carya, Genus Carya
Generic synonyms: Hickory, Hickory Tree

Lexicographical Neighbors of Big Shellbark

big old
big ole
big one
big ones
big phat
big picture
big rig
big sagebrush
big school
big science
big screen
big shagbark
big shellbark (current term)
big shellbark hickory
big shot
big sister
big sisters
big slick
big spender
big stick
big tent
big time
big tobacco
big toe
big toes
big top
big tree

Literary usage of Big shellbark

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Field Book of American Trees and Shrubs: A Concise Description of the by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1915)
"Bis1 Shellbark ^ similar tree to the preceding, with Kin ut coarse-flaked much less shaggy bark, but The big shellbark is found exclusively on river bottoms ..."

2. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1887)
"C. sulcata, Nutt.; big shellbark. 60°-95° high; bark shaggy; wood heavy, hard, strong and tough; Ifts.7-9, downy underneath; fr. oval or ovate, ..."

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