Pronunciation: (hik'u-rē, hik'rē),[key] —n., —pl.-ries. 1. any of several North American trees belonging to the genus Carya, of the walnut family, certain species of which bear edible nuts or yield a valuable wood. Cf. pecan, shagbark. 2. the wood of any of these trees.
3. a switch, stick, etc., of this wood.
4. Baseball Slang.a baseball bat.
5. Also called hick'ory cloth", hick'ory stripe". a strong fabric of twill construction, used chiefly in the manufacture of work clothes.
Pronunciation: (hik'u-rē, hik'rē),[key] —n. a city in W North Carolina. 20,757.