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ninebark

[nahyn-bahrk]
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noun
  1. any of several shrubs belonging to the genus Physocarpus, of the rose family, having bark that separates into thin layers.

Origin of ninebark

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85; nine + bark2
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Historical Examples

  • The high-bush cranberries bore white blossoms here and there, and the ninebark bushes were covered with masses of pinkish buds.

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    E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill