shag|bark

shag|bark
shag|bark «SHAG BAHRK», noun.
1. a kind of hickory tree of eastern North America whose rough outer bark peels off in long strips.
2. the nut of this tree. Shagbarks have fairly thin shells and are considered the best hickory nuts.
3. its wood.
4. = shellbark (def. 2). (Cf.shellbark)
5. a cotton fabric of rough texture somewhat like the bark of the shagbark: »

Sun dresses of pink or orchid shagbark, a cotton into which raised pin dots and stripes are woven... (New Yorker).

[American English < shag1 + bark]

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  • shagbark — ☆ shagbark [shag′bärk΄ ] n. 1. a hickory tree (Carya ovata) with gray, loose, rough bark 2. its wood 3. its edible nut …   English World dictionary

  • Carya alba — Shagbark Shag bark , n. (Bot.) A rough barked species of hickory ({Carya alba}), its nut. Called also {shellbark}. See {Hickory}. (b) The West Indian {Pithecolobium micradenium}, a legiminous tree with a red coiled up pod. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pithecolobium micradenium — Shagbark Shag bark , n. (Bot.) A rough barked species of hickory ({Carya alba}), its nut. Called also {shellbark}. See {Hickory}. (b) The West Indian {Pithecolobium micradenium}, a legiminous tree with a red coiled up pod. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • shellbark — Shagbark Shag bark , n. (Bot.) A rough barked species of hickory ({Carya alba}), its nut. Called also {shellbark}. See {Hickory}. (b) The West Indian {Pithecolobium micradenium}, a legiminous tree with a red coiled up pod. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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