Origin of suber
1790–1800; < New Latin, Latin sūber cork oak, its outer bark
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Examples from the Web for suber
This name is as much of a mystery as the word “Suber” and its origin can only be guesswork.Cork: Its Origin and Industrial Uses
Gilbert E. Stecher
That the suber of the Romans was our cork-tree, is generally and with justice admitted.
I had two sisters and a brother and when we was sold they went to Mr. Suber's sister and I stayed with him.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves
Work Projects Administration
When the tree is some five years old, its whole energy is directed toward the increase of the suber.
But such a thing is rarely allowed to happen: the suber is of too much value to man.