nutmeg-hickory definition

  • noun:
    • A local species of hickory, Hicoria (Carya) myristicæformis, of South Carolina and Arkansas: so called from the form of the nut.
    • This tree, rare in South Carolina, is now known to vary through Alabama and Mississippi to southern Arkansas, where it is abundant. It is a forest-tree 80 to 100 feet high, valuable for wood and gasoline.
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