Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas and Georgia

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hammock — noun. [variety of HUMMOCK] [South] a fertile, raised area with hardwood trees

hummock — noun. 1. a low, rounded hill; knoll; hillock 2. a ridge or rise in an ice field 3. a tract of fertile, heavily wooded land, higher than a surrounding marshy area

— Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th edition