Pronunciation: (shag'bärk"), [key]
1. a hickory, Carya ovata, having rough, shaggy bark and yielding a valuable wood.
2. the wood.
3. the ellipsoidal, slightly angular nut of this tree. Also called shag'bark hick"ory (for defs. 1, 2).
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