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Definition of hickory noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hickory

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈhɪkəri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪkəri//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the hard wood of the N American hickory tree Word Origin late 17th cent.: abbreviation of pohickery, the local Virginian name, from Algonquian pawcohiccora.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hickory

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