barque

[ bahrk ]
/ bɑrk /

noun

Definition for barque (2 of 2)

bark

3

or barque

[ bahrk ]
/ bɑrk /

noun

Nautical. a sailing vessel having three or more masts, square-rigged on all but the aftermost mast, which is fore-and-aft-rigged.
Literary. a boat or sailing vessel.

Origin of bark

3
1425–75; late Middle English barke < Old French barqueLate Latin barca, Latin *bārica, bāris < Greek bâris Egyptian barge < Coptic barī barge
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British Dictionary definitions for barque (1 of 4)

barque

esp US bark

/ (bɑːk) /

noun

a sailing ship of three or more masts having the foremasts rigged square and the aftermast rigged fore-and-aft
poetic any boat, esp a small sailing vessel

Word Origin for barque

C15: from Old French, from Old Provençal barca, from Late Latin, of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for barque (2 of 4)

bark

1
/ (bɑːk) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for bark

Old English beorcan; related to Lithuanian burgěti to quarrel, growl

British Dictionary definitions for barque (3 of 4)

bark

2
/ (bɑːk) /

noun

a protective layer of dead corky cells on the outside of the stems of woody plants
any of several varieties of this substance that can be used in tanning, dyeing, or in medicine
an informal name for cinchona

verb (tr)

Word Origin for bark

C13: from Old Norse börkr; related to Swedish, Danish bark, German Borke; compare Old Norse björkr birch

British Dictionary definitions for barque (4 of 4)

bark

3
/ (bɑːk) /

noun

a variant spelling (esp US) of barque
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Science definitions for barque

bark

[ bärk ]

The protective outer covering of the trunk, branches, and roots of trees and other woody plants. Bark includes all tissues outside the vascular cambium. In older trees, bark is usually divided into inner bark, consisting of living phloem, and outer bark, consisting of the periderm (the phelloderm, cork cambium, and cork) and all the tissues outside it. The outer bark is mainly dead tissue that protects the tree from heat, cold, insects, and other dangers. The appearance of bark varies according to the manner in which the periderm forms, as in broken layers or smoother rings. Bark also has lenticels, porous corky areas that allow for the exchange of water vapor and gases with the interior living tissues.
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Idioms and Phrases with barque

bark


In addition to the idioms beginning with bark

  • bark is worse than his bite
  • bark up the wrong tree

also see:

  • talk one's arm off (the bark off a tree)
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